REPRODUCTION

  • After Australian couple abandons child, Centre proposes rules to regulate surrogacy in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has proposed new moves in order to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in India. According to the new proposed rules, foreign nationals who account for the maximum number of customers, will be barred from using Indian nationals as surrogate mothers. The rules state that it...
  • Government to introduce landmark bill on surrogacy in Cabinet August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Women in India cannot act as surrogates for more than three successful births, including of their own children, and it would be mandatory for surrogate mothers to have a minimum twoyear interval between two deliveries to ensure they remain healthy. These landmark provisions are part of the proposed...
  • Bill soon to regulate fast expanding business of surrogacy August 3, 2013

    Keen on bringing a new bill to regulate the fast expanding business of surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology clinics, the Department of Health Research on Friday said there is no proposal to have an expert committee to relook the proposed legislation. Holding that the bill is a comprehensive legislation framed...
  • World's first artificial sperm created in lab August 5, 2011

    London: Scientists claim to have for the first time created viable artificial sperm using stem cells, a major breakthrough which they say could lead to new treatments for infertile men. A team at Kyoto University in Japan has created the spermproducing germ cells in a laboratory and transferred them into infertile...
  • Stay faithful if you want healthier babies November 13, 2009

    Sydney: A single longterm partner seems to ensure healthier babies for women, says a new study. In other words, prolonged exposure to the father's semen protects new mothers against preeclampsia (pregnancy induced hypertension) and having an undersized baby. In this study conducted by the University of Auckland (UA), 2,507 firsttime pregnant women...
  • First Indian frozen egg cell baby born in Chennai August 29, 2008

    Chennai: It is yet another step forward in artificial reproductive methods. India's first baby from a frozen egg cell was born in Chennai on Wednesday. The baby is healthy and weighs 2.5 kilos. Frozen egg cell procedure is an artificial reproduction method where the egg cells from a woman are frozen and...
  • Chennai school makes girls aware, period October 31, 2007

    Chennai: Chennai has taken steps forward in promoting reproductive health education. In an innovative step to increase awareness about menstrual hygiene among girls in Tiruvadanthai village about 30 Km from Chennai for the first time, a sanitary napkinvending machine has been installed in the village high school. Most girls used...