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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 1 (01-10 January)

Original-research-article

Assisted Reproduction and Cross-Border Maternal Surrogacy Regulations in Selected Nations

 

Raywat Deonandan1* and Andreea Bente1

1Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Salomone Di Saverio, Emergency Surgery Unit, Department of General and Transplant Surgery, S. Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Mahmoud F. Fathalla, Assiut University, Egypt.

(2) Anonymous.

(3) Bernard M. Dickens, University of Toronto, Canada.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/2015

Abstracts

Aims: To ascertain the laws and policies of selected high income countries, with respect to the disposition of their citizens seeking assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) internationally.
Study Design: Literature review.
Methodology: PubMed, Scopus and Google of various ART terms with terms relating to regulations in the selected nations of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, and Israel.
Results: All nations except the USA have a federal ART regulatory presence, distinguish between gestational and traditional surrogacy, and between paid and unpaid surrogacy. Policies concerning the repatriation of children produced by ART abroad vary widely.
Conclusions: Heterogeneous regulations are one of the drivers of the global reproductive tourism industry. Domestic regulations are likely affected by both the values of a specific population and the needs of the industry.

Keywords :

ART; IVF; law; reproductive tourism; adoption; repatriation; PGD; surrogacy.

Full Article - PDF    Page 225-236

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/2991

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