Women’s groups demand national policy on surrogacy

Aarti Dhar | The Hindu | New Delhi | 9 July 2008

Concerned over the indiscriminate proliferation of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and surrogacy-related services in the country, women’s groups have demanded a national policy on ART with surrogacy as an important aspect of the policy.

In a joint statement issued here on Tuesday, several women’s groups said the policy should reflect the stand of the government with respect to the human, social, ethical, medical, health issues at the core of the subject.

The delay in formulation of such a policy has already led to negative impact since ARTs are flourishing in a rapid and ever increasing way.

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