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Parliament to Discuss and Vote on Bill for Assisted Reproduction on Tuesday

ATHENS – The health ministry’s draft bill on assisted reproduction is to be discussed and voted on in Parliament on Tuesday, updating the legislative framework to reflect the latest scientific advances in this area. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to address the parliament during the debate at noon.

According to experts consulted by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), the current legislative framework, while forward-looking for its time, was now outdated in many respects and in need of reform.

Among the key changes introduced are an increase in the age limit for assisted reproduction to 54 years old, up from 50 years old at present, and the possibility of cryopreservation of genetic material for purely social reasons. It will also abolish restrictions concerning the freedom to decide on the use of one’s own genetic material, as well as giving donors the option to be named or anonymous.

The bill will also found a medically assisted reproduction unit and cryopreservation bank at the Attikon University General Hospital, exclusively for the use of HIV positive individuals.

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