Italian government unveils new policies on assisted reproduction
Catholic World News - July 08, 2014
Italy's health ministry has introduced new proposed guidelines for in-vitro fertilization, which would forbid payment for sperm donors and limit treatment to women under the age of 52.
The guidelines-- which will be assessed by an expert commission and then submitted to parliament for approval-- would not allow "catalogues" in which potential sperm donors would be displayed, and would set limits on the number of times a donor could provide gametes, so as to limit the number of children associated with a single biological parent."
The government has prepared the new guidelines after an Italian court struck down a ban on the use of donated eggs or sperm in assisted reproduction.
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