Turkey mulls ban on surrogacy, restrictions on other ART

The Turkish government has proposed a draft law that seeks to ban surrogacy by Turkish citizens, including abroad, and also seeks to prohibit “mediation,” “assistance,” “encouragement” or “advertisement” for the same.  The draft law also seeks to outlaw in vitro fertilisation unless the couple is married and cannot reproduce biologically. Discussions around Assisted Reproductive Technology have had a controversial history in Turkey, with religious hardliners arguing against it on the grounds that it contains elements of adultery and polygamy.

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