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Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020
Key features of the Bill
‘ART not appropriate for live-in or same-sex couples’
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Syllabus subtopic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the key features of the bill and its significance
News: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020 to monitor medical procedures used to assist people to achieve pregnancy.
India has one of the highest growths in the number ART centres and ART cycles performed every year. India has become one of the major centres of this global fertility industry, with reproductive medical tourism becoming a significant activity. This has also introduced a plethora of legal, ethical and social issues; yet, there is no standardisation of protocols and reporting is still very inadequate.
Key features of the Bill
Note: In the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2020, the government is planning to restrict the maximum age of surrogates from “above the marriageable age” to 50 years.
Source: The Hindu
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