Assisted reproductive technology for all women: an anthropological step that still needs to be regulated

On June 27, 2017, the French Ethics Committee issued a report stating that assisted reproductive technology should be available for all women, and not only for women living in heterosexual couple and whose infertility had been medically assessed.

This report comes two years after the French High Council for Gender Equality issued its advice on assisted reproductive technology (ART), in which it recommended to the Government and Parliament to extend the access to ART to women couples and single women.

Thus, in a few years, two consultative bodies have marked a major societal evolution regarding the new paradigms of sexual reproduction on the one hand, and on the other hand the recognition of “new” parenting models: homosexual and single parenthood.

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Article from Serge Rabier,  Research Fellow at Centre Virchow-Villermé, in The Conversation France, July 3, 2017.


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