regulation, Surrogacy

American Surrogacy Industry Looks To Self-Regulate

Source Above The Law

On December 1, 2021, a new organization called Reproductive Alliance hosted a major webinar called “Countdown to Launch.” Reproductive Alliance describes itself as developing “industry-wide standards that protect intended parents, surrogates, and the industry at large.” The groundbreaking webinar was hosted by board members made up of surrogacy advocates and professionals from various fields — including legal, mental health, and insurance — who discussed the pressing need for a plan.

What is the plan? To create an accreditation program for surrogacy matching programs (agencies). Sounds ambitious? Yes, well that’s why there’s a countdown to launch, and not a launch quite yet. Program implementation is slated for late 2022.

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Canada – ‘Multibillion-dollar industry with almost no oversight’: Tougher fertility regulations on the way

Source Ottawa Citizen

Could tougher regulations around the use and handling of donor sperm have prevented the fallout devastating former clients of Dr. Norman Barwin’s Broadview Fertility Clinic?

It is difficult to say, but at the very least tighter rules might have limited the damage. And they are badly needed in Canada, experts in the field argue.

In fact, a series of standards developed by the Canadian Standards Association, which would tighten rules around sperm and egg banks, have been accepted by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, which regulates doctors in the province, and are soon expected to be in place.

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