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Regulating Reproductive Technologies

The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 was tabled in the Lok Sabha in September 2020. It was referred to the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, which submitted its 129th report on the ART Bill, 2020 on 17 March 2021. This article critically engages with the recommendations of this report.


Emergence of the 'Surrogacy Industry'

Assisted Reproductive Technologies of which commercial surrogacy is a signifi cant part are highly popular with all those who cannot have a biological child of their own and can afford this expensive method. However, there are a number of issues which this "industry" raises. It feeds upon the patriarchal stigmatisation of childlessness and the socio-economic vulnerabilities of women who rent their wombs. The women's movement must engage more with these issues.

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