Procreative tourism and reproductive freedom

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      In many societies, the use of assisted reproduction technology has produced a desire to control and regulate this form of treatment. Politicians have taken most decisions. These regulations hold important implications for patients, and there are no two countries with the same regulations. These important differences have led to a traffic of infertile couples across legislative borders to seek a solution to their problem. Would harmonization of laws have positive effects? It seems that it would lead to a minimal common legislation. Procreative tourism is actually a ‘safety valve’ for many European couples.


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