ICMR rules to allow gays to become parents

T. S. Sreenivasa Raghavan | The Times of India | Chennai | 12 July 2008

Homosexuality in India is still in legal limbo, but the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) appears ready to champion the rights of gays and lesbians keen on becoming parents.

Guidelines formulated by ICMR to regulate infertility clinics in the country propose to allow both single women and men to beget babies through in-vitro fertilization and surrogate mothers.

The final draft on the National Guidelines for Accreditation, Supervision & Regulation of ART (assisted reproductive technology) Clinics in India contains provisions which would enable “the individual/couple/surrogate mother” to use the facility and beget a child.

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