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Single Women May Earn Right to Artificial Insemination

A bill on permitting single women to undergo artificial insemination will be submitted to Iceland’s Althingi parliament next week, following the conclusive report handed in by a committee established by the Ministry of Health to propose amendments to the laws on artificial insemination on Friday.

“Fairness and equality is what I have called for in this matter and what was considered while making this bill,” Minister of Health Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson said while presenting the bill to the government on Friday, as Fréttabladid reports.

The proposed amendments include a stipulation that single women will be given the right to undergo artificial insemination.

The committee has also proposed that regulations be established about the maximum number of embryos inserted into the uterus of each woman to prevent her from being impregnated with too many embryos at once.

Also, according to the committee, the legal condition that artificial insemination should only be undertaken when other procedures against infertility have failed should be abolished.

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