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Three years health insurance mandatory for surrogate mothers. India

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Three years health insurance mandatory for surrogate mothers. India

New Delhi: The central government has made it mandatory for couples planning to become parents through surrogacy to buy a health insurance scheme for surrogate mothers for 36 months (three years).

The new set of surrogacy rules, issued through a gazette notification on Tuesday, also mandated that the insurance plan should be from a recognized firm. The insurance should cover all possible complications of pregnancy and post-delivery.

Other criteria

  • Couples seeking surrogate mother submit an affidavit to the District Collector or Judicial Magistrate
  • Only three surrogacy attempts should be made on a woman
  • A surrogate mother will be allowed to conceive an abortion only on the ground of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.
  • Private surrogacy clinics should submit a non-refundable application fee of Rs 2 lakh. In case the application is rejected, the clinic need not pay the fee at the time of reapplication

Who can opt for Surrogacy?

Women without a uterus, who have undergone a hysterectomy (surgical procedure to remove the womb), who cannot become pregnant after repeated treatment, who have had recurrent miscarriages, and who have health conditions They cannot get pregnant because of this, they can opt for surrogacy.

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