Medically Assisted Procreation

Canada To Legalize Commercial Surrogacy?

A Canadian Liberal MP, Anthony Housefather, from Trudeau’s government, plans to introduce a bill in May to change federal law to make it legal to pay surrogate mothers, and to buy eggs and sperm. “A woman can decide to become a surrogate mother for a...

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Limited to Age 59 for Men

On March 5th, the Versailles Administrative Court of Appeal ruled on the age limit for men to have assisted reproductive technology (ART) at “approximately age 59”. The Administrative Court was solicited to rule on the appeal filed by the French...

French Biomedicine Agency: controversial recommendations

On February 13th, the French Biomedicine Agency (“ABM”) published its report on the application of the bioethics law, just three weeks after the official launch of the National Bioethics Conferences on January 18, 2018. The ABM reviewed 4 major topics for which it has...

Two homosexual female couples awarded adoptions upon appeal

On 15 February 2018, the Appeals Court in Versailles, France validated two adoption applications for children born by assisted-reproductive technology (ART) for 2 homosexual female couples.  Last year, on June 29, 2017, the High Court in Versailles had refused the...

World’s first “3-parent” IVF babies allowed in the UK

Doctors in Newcastle, UK, have just been granted permission to create Britain’s first “3-parent babies” for two women with mitochondrial diseases. On Thursday, February 1st, Britain’s ethical authority on human reproduction, the Human Fertilization and Embryology...
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