Analysis of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020

Masia Baruah
2021 Zenodo  
In the last few decades, there has been a spurt in the fertility industry in India with the development of advanced devices and procedures in the medical field. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART hereinafter) is one such advancement.[1] In common parlance, ART is a procedure that provides infertile couples the opportunity of becoming parents of their children. WHO has defined it as "All procedures including in vitro handling of both human oocytes and sperm or embryo for purpose of
more » ... rpose of establishing a pregnancy".[2] The rising rates of infertility in couples, lengthy and difficult adoption procedures, and the urge for having one's biological child have led to the growth of ART clinics and allied services in India outstripping western countries to become one of the major hubs of reproductive tourism attracting customers from around the globe.[3] [1] The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, No. 97, 2020 (India). [2] F.Zegers-Hochshild, G.D.Adamson, J.de Mouzon, O. Ishihara, R. Mansour, K.nygren, E.Sullivan, S.Vanderpool, International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technology(ICMART) and the World Health Organization (WHO) revised glossary of ART terminology 2009, 92, FER.AND.STER.,15201521,(2009) [3] Nikita Arya, This is Why the IVF Services Market is Booming in India, FRANCHISE INDIA, Nov.2020, 13 9:30 pm. https://www-franchiseindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.franchiseindia.com/amp/wellness/this-is-why-the-ivf-services-market-is-booming-in-india.13191.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4885005 fatcat:6zpfwbzhubamnbqaiugu5c4rke