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Surrogacy Act, 2021

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TH

 Context: The Union Health Ministry has requested data from all States and Union Territories regarding the number of couples and single and unmarried women who have successfully availed surrogacy under the Surrogacy Act, 2021, and the number of couples and single women who have opted for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) under the ART Act, 2021.

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 is a law that regulates and promotes surrogacy in India. The law also prohibits commercial surrogacy and regulates in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics.

The purpose of the ART Act is to regulate and supervise assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics and banks in India. The Act also aims to ensure that ART practices are safe and ethical.