Turkey – New legislation expands ban on sperm and egg donations in Turkey

Source Hurriyet Daily News

A controversial legislation that was passed by a parliamentary committee on Nov. 7 includes a provision that expands a ban on sperm and eggdonations.

According to the respective regulation in legislation, a doctor who refers people to donation centers to seek fertility treatment in foreign countries may risk facing up to five years in jail.

Doctors who encourage people to visit such centers abroad will face criminal charges.

This rule will also apply to those who donate, preserve, ship and trade sperms and eggs and those that trade sperms and eggs and encourage such activities.

Some medical specialist lawmakers from the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party criticized the proposed regulation, calling for the withdrawal of the related article.

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