Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine (UARM) official attitude regarding status of legislative regulation of surrogate motherhood in Ukraine
Considering the declaration made by one of the Ukrainian reproductive medicine clinics on changes to the legislation of Ukraine, which deals with surrogate motherhood and suspension of all new contracts in this field within three months by this clinic, as well as incomprehensible information that this applies to all Ukrainian Clinics of Reproductive Medicine, we wish to state the following:
1. To date, there have been no changes in the Law of Ukraine, that regulates industry of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), in particular surrogate motherhood.
2. In Ukraine, the method of surrogate motherhood is based on Article 123 of the Family Code of Ukraine and Order No. 787 of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. In relation to surrogate motherhood, according to existing regulatory documents, the basic conditions for its conduct are:
a) Official marriage between a man and a woman.
b) The existence of woman’s medical indicators in accordance with the list set out in Order No. 787 of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
c) Genetic connection with at least one of the spouses (husband or wife);
d) Absence of genetic connection between a surrogate mother and a child.
Also need to be considered a possibility of child registration under the laws of the parents’ state or country of residence.
3. Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine (UARM) has been initiating generalization of main provisions in law for years. Thus, the Bill No. 8629 about assisted reproductive treatment (ART), prepared by the working group of people’s’ deputies of Ukraine and the Board of the UART, was registered with the Verkhovna Rada. It should be noted, that the Parliament has registered 5 bills relating to ART and surrogate motherhood.
UARM aims to adopt a Law, that would comprehensively regulate sphere of ART, as well as define the rights, duties and legal status of all participants in such programs, responds most adequately moral and ethical values.
4. All reproductive medicine clinics which are the members of UARM continue to work in a usual mode, in compliance with existing legislation.
We would like to reiterate, that UARM plans to continue devoting more attention to explanatory work among the public and medical officials, including standards and modalities of the ART programs, as well as the creation of positive image of reproductive medicine clinics’ work, through the promotion of Ukrainian I.V.F. Specialists’ accomplishments via media, who, in fact, are among the best in the world.
President of the UARM Prof. Yuzko S
Attitude of the center of VittoriaVita
Our attitude is the strict adherence to legislation. All programs are conducted in accordance with the orders of the MOH (Ministry of Health) and the legislative base of Ukraine. Also, all programs are performed only with the DNA test in an independent laboratory “Centro de analisis geneticos Citogen”
This gives a guarantee that the children born by the surrogate mother are genetically linked to their parents.
The team of VittoriaVita understands that the surrogate motherhood program is a difficult way and a serious step for the clients, they will have to experience strong feelings and emotions. Therefore, the key position in working with our patients is also support, respect, transparency of the process and mutual trust. We are absolutely open. During the whole process of the program we provide consultations to our clients, and let them know about our actions.
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