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Sweden To Give Single Women Access To Medically Assisted Reproduction

by Julia Samuel on May 22, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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Sweden To Give Single Women Access To Medically Assisted Reproduction

Following the footsteps of several other Western nations, Sweden wants to give single women access to assisted reproductive technologies.

"We want to lift the ban on single women from our current law on medically assisted reproduction," Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom told reporters.


The medical techniques to bring about conception and birth of a child, includes artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, egg and embryo donation, and drug therapy. "Current legislation is based on an outdated view (of families), which says you need two people to raise a child. We know that's not true, and that in fact it never was, said Justice Minister Morgan Johansson.

When the new law comes into effect likely in April 2016, single women will be just as entitled as couples to access the country's heavily subsidized assisted reproduction programs in the public health sector.

"The rules will not be any more difficult," Johansson said.

Children born through assisted reproduction will have the right to know the sperm donor's identity, as stipulated by the current law for couples.

Single women are already allowed to receive this type of medical assistance in several countries including Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Britain, Australia and the United States.

The authorities report that 800 Swedish women travel abroad each year to receive reproductive assistance. The government believes some 1,500 to 2,000 women would likely seek treatment within a few years of the new law's passing.

Source: Medindia


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