Surrogacy News Indian Government Stops Gay and Singles Couples to take Surrogacy Process Benefits

According to new rule made by Indian Government for surrogacy process in India limits the gay and single couples to take benefits from surrogacy process.
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Feb. 15, 2013 - PRLog -- Are gays and singles allowed to be parent of surrogate Indian child? The question poses a big obstacle to many such wannabes as state governments are trying to implement an order of the union home ministry that allows only a foreign man and woman duly married for at least two years to commission surrogacy.

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics as well as interested foreigners — gays and singles —have questioned the order saying that surrogacy should be made available to all including singles, married couples and unmarried couples — as it was prior to this order.

The foremost issues are: the position of ART clinics which are yet to be recognized by the ICMR and the ART Regulation which is still not an Act, and clarity on the issue of surrogacy law in other countries.

ART clinics are upset because the notification takes away lucrative business that costs anywhere between USD 15,000 and 30,000 per surrogate child. “The notification is retrogressive. It is everybody’s right to become a parent,” says Dr Rita Bakshi of IFC Surrogacy Centre, Delhi?

“It is very distressing to find that the baby is not acceptable in their parent country. This is why our hospital demands that foreigners first show us a document saying their country would accept the baby,” she said. This, however, is not a regular practice.

ART clinics say the Supreme Court direction in the case of Baby Manji in 2008 had settled this issue when it clearly observed that “intended parent may be single male or a male homosexual.”?Though the historic 2009 Delhi High Court judgment decriminalized homosexuality, it is still not legal in India. “When the law of the land changes, things will change,” Dr Rita Bakshi said.


Dr.Rita Bakshi,
MBBS, DGO, MD (Obs & Gynae)

Chairperson – IVF Program.
She graduated from Lady Harding Medical College University of Delhi, got Diploma in Obs & Gynae from St. Stephens Hospital and MD (Gynae & Obs) from Safdarjung Hospital.

She is trained in ART (Assisted reproductive Techniques) & IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) from Inst. of reproductive Medicine Kolkata under doyen & pioneer of IVF. Dr. B. N. Chakravorty, Diploma (ART) From KKIVF Hospital Singapore, Diploma (Endoscopy) From Kiel (Germany) She has more than 23 years of experience and has done more than 2000 assisted conception cycles with high success rates. She is an expert in assisted reproductive procedures like Surrogacy, Laparoscopy hysteroscopy, IUI, IVF, ICSI, Laser hatching, blastocyst culture, freezing of eggs/ embryos.


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