The Dominion Post

New law allows more women to have IVF


Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor’s help under a proposed law that would give them access to medically assisted reproducti­on at home for the first time. A bioethics law drafted by French President Emmanuel Macron’s government includes language to expand who is eligible for procedures such as artificial inseminati­on and in vitro fertilisat­ion, or IVF. French law currently limits assisted reproducti­on to infertile heterosexu­al couples only. While the French government says it is responding to changes in society, its bill is sure to generate debate when it comes up next month in parliament.

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