Time for law on assisted fertility technology, experts say

Swati Deshpande | The Times of India | 13 July 2012

The law governing assisted, or third-party, reproduction in India needs a vital shot in the arm. Experts say the time for a comprehensive new law has come, given that there are about 500 fertility treatment clinics across the country, with more than a tenth in Mumbai alone.

The death of a 17-year-old girl, Sushma Pandey, two days after her last egg donation has put the spotlight on the absence of a proper legal regulatory framework for the fertile field of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and the long-pending ART (Regulation) Bill, 2010, that promises reform.

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