Medically Assisted Procreation

Spain Cracks Down on International Surrogacy

On February 13, the Spanish Consulate in Kiev refused to register babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine. Spain intends to dissuade its citizens from having recourse to this practice, which is a serious violation of human rights. A source from the Ministry of...

Delaying Pregnancy Becomes More Frequent in Developed World

On January 23, 2019, the French National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) published the research results by 2 scientists on late motherhood, which is occurring more and more frequently in the developed countries. In the 20th century, economic and social...

India Bans Commercial Surrogacy

On December 19, 2018, the House of Deputies in India, the Lok Sabha, adopted a bill prohibiting surrogacy. In order to protect women from being exploited, the draft law on “commercial” surrogacy has a provision for a jail term of up to 10 years. Since...

Compensation Paid to Brother for Siblings’ Disabilities

A decision has just been rendered by the Administrative Court of Appeal in Bordeaux, France on the delicate issue of paying compensation for the distress caused by the birth of a child whose disability was not detected during pregnancy due to a medical error....

Cambodia: 32 Surrogate Mothers Released on Bail

Charged with human trafficking for serving as surrogate mothers on behalf of Chinese clients, 32 Cambodian women have just been freed from detention after agreeing to keep their babies. An official at the Cambodian National Committee for Counter Trafficking in persons...

[PR] Keep Your Hands Off My Daddy: counter demonstrations in 17 cities

VITA’s answer to incidents that have occurred in 17 cities when volunteers were launching the new VITA campaign “Keep Your Hands Off My Daddy” to alert and call for action. On Thursday, November 15, at 1 pm, Alliance VITA peacefully launched its campaign to warn the...