Sexual reproduction: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Upper House debates Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019

On 19 Nov, while debating on Surrogacy Bill in winter session of Parliament, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vadhan said India has emerged as a hub of surrogacy in recent years. The Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019 prohibits commercial surrogacy, but allows altruistic surrogacy. Its provisions include establishing National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Board and appointment of ..

Arunachalam Muruganantham to receive Power Together Award

Women Leaders Global Forum has announced the prestigious Power, Together award to Social Entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham. Arunachalam Muruganantham Arunachalam Muruganantham is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The low-cost sanitary pad-making machine is his breakthrough invention. He is hailed for innovating grassroots mechanisms to generate awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in ..

Lambs born from oldest semen

Scientists have successfully impregnated dozens of merino sheep. The sperm used was frozen since 1968. The live birth rate is usually higher only when a semen frozen for less than 12 months is used. This impregnation proves that artificial insemination is safe with frozen semen. The semen was stored in liquid nitrogen at -196 degrees ..

Surrogacy Bill 2016: Key Features

The cabinet has cleared the surrogacy bill 2016. The features of the bill include: The Bill defines surrogacy as a practice where a woman gives birth to a child for an eligible couple and agrees to hand over the child after the birth to them The Bill allows altruistic surrogacy which involves a surrogacy arrangement ..

Draft ART (Regulation) Bill, 2014

In 2005, the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) had framed guidelines for ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) Clinics. However, there is no legal mechanism to enforce them or monitor compliance by clinics. The ART Bill was first drafted in 2010 by the previous UPA regime. The draft prepared in 2012 has banned only those foreigners ..