Reproductive Laws for India

  • givfadmin
  • June 19, 2013 5:36 pm


Heterosexual couples, who are married for more than two years can seek fertility treatment in India . Sex selection of the fetus is legally prohibited except to detect specific  genetic  and  chromosomal abnormalities or sex-linked genetic disorders – disregard for the law is a serious offense. The sex of the fetus will be kept confidential and will not be revealed at any time before the birth.It is key to make sure you seek legal counsel are are aware that agents and medical tourism companies can create risk by taking a lard cut of the sale. As always do your research. It is recommended to deal with the handful of hospitals that provide in-house surrogacy to prevent any 3rd party indiscretions.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Anonymous sperm donations only,  although egg donors  can be known or   anonymous.  All egg  donors are of  Indian origin. If this is an issue and if the Intended Parent wishes the child to have an ethnicity other than Indian, an egg donor can be brought from their home country.


Intended Parents through surrogacy must now travel to India on a Surrogacy Visa.
Such Visas are only available to:
a) heterosexual married couples for at least 2 years
b) those resident in a counry which accepts cross-border surrogacy and will provide a letter stating this
Countries which will provide this letter include: Australia, Argentina, Chile, Ireland, Mongolia, Nigeria, Senegal, United States & United Kingdom

Disclaimer: Reproductive laws are a relatively new legal area and are in constant flux throughout the world. It is often hard to obtain current and accurate information, and we are always updating information on our site. Anyone pursuing reproductive assistance abroad should contact lawyers and clinics directly to confirm the current status in that country and any legal restrictions that might apply. GlobalIVF does not claim any accuracy for the information printed below and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. If you have additional or conflicting information please contact us and we will update our site.

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