As a technique of reproduction, the IVF procedure enables doctors to play god to help couples in procreation of children — not merely infertile heterosexual couples, but same sex couples as well. Surrogacy is an off shoot of this medical procedure. India has been a favoured destination even for foreign couples desiring children, not merely because of the relatively lower costs of procuring children through surrogate motherhood but also on account of the absence of legal regulation for adopting IVF procedures. The IMC has issued regulations for IVF procedures but with growing complaints of exploitation of women in India and with court responses to commercial exploitation of surrogacy being ad hoc and unsatisfactory, we are moving towards the prospect of parliamentary legislation to stem the rot.
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