Israel extends the right to use a surrogate to gay and single people

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 23 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3674
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1Jerusalem

The expert fertility committee that allowed married couples in Israel to commission a surrogate to have a baby for them 15 years ago has proposed extending the regulations to allow homosexual couples and single people to benefit from similar arrangements.

The 13 member committee, which deliberated over the changes for 18 months, is headed by Shlomo Mor-Yosef, a gynaecologist by training and currently head of the National Insurance Institute, who is a former director general of the Hadassah …

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