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India considers government agency to license infertility clinics

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 14 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:564
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    The Indian Council of Medical Research has unveiled draft guidelines to regulate infertility treatment in India, prompted by concerns about unethical practices in infertility clinics.

    Doctors acknowledge the need to regulate infertility treatment in India, but some infertility specialists have dubbed the proposals as “impractical and detrimental to the interests of patients.”

    The guidelines, released last week, specify infrastructure requirements and a code of practice for infertility clinics, as well as additional training for gynaecologists who specialise in the treatment of infertility through assisted reproductive technology.

    The council has also proposed …

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