State to reg­u­late fer­til­ity clin­ics, fix age limit for donors

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Priyanka Vora priyanka.vora@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Women who wish to be sur­ro­gate moth­ers and egg donors in Maharashtra may soon have to seek per­mis­sion from close rel­a­tives.

The govern­ment move, which has been crit­i­cised by fer­til­ity ex­perts, in­cludes plans to fix an age limit for donors.

The planned rules are sim­i­lar to those that cover kid­ney or liver do­na­tions and come in the wake of al­le­ga­tions that women are ex­ploited by the In­dian in­fer­til­ity clinic in­dus­try, which gen­er­ates an an­nual busi­ness of Rs2,500 crore, ac­cord­ing to an es­ti­mate by the Union govern­ment.

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