France, Surrogacy

France to recognize surrogacy abroad, report

Source ANSA Med

France is about to recognize the parentage of children born to a surrogate mother abroad, the so-called GPA (surrogacy for others), France Info reported on Tuesday.

The measure could come into effect ”over the coming weeks” thanks to a directive issued by the government, added France Info.(ANSAmed).

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France, Free Access To IVF

France – French ethics report: All women should have IVF access

Source Connextion France

The French national ethics committee has reiterated its stance in favour of extending medically-assisted reproduction to all women, including lesbians, and lifting anonymity of sperm donors in some cases.

The report, delivered on September 25 by the Comité Consultatif National d’Éthique (CCNE), confirms the viewthat all women – including homosexual couples and single women – should have free access to the medical procedure (usually IVF).

The committee is also in favour of allowing women to freeze embryos for future use – if the woman in question is within a certain age range.

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