WHO Labelled Infertility As Disability; Pushing The Right Of Equal Pregnancy For All Gender
The World Health Organization just released a new rule that people who are classified as infertile will be considered disable. Men and women who wanted a baby but does not have a sexual partner can fall into this classification disabled by the National Health Service under the United Nations proposal.
The new rule could allow single women to have an access equally to fertility treatment. Granting that they have not tried being pregnant naturally. Not only that, the movement can also allow single men who want to be a father and the new rule can also work with the lesbian and gay couples. For the couples who have the same sex, they could fall in the "social infertility category."
The new rule by WHO is going to take off in 2017, the family value campaigners call this movement absurd. Thus, the legal experts suggested that, if the new rule is being granted, the NHS will make certain changes to the former regulations and make provisions for the single parents. It could also lead to commercial surrogacy, which is illegal in the UK, but they might reconsider to assure single and gay couples to start their own family. For now, only surrogate expenses can be covered by the NHS.
However, in a report by Daily Mail, the new guidelines from NHS rationing body NICE said that women under 40 should first be offered three cycles of VF treatment if they failed to have a baby after two years of unprotected sex. As for the ages 40 to 42 women, they are offered one cycle. Same-sex couples and single men and women can also benefit free IVF, but only if they tried for a baby through their own means or using a donor sperm.
Meanwhile, during the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City, Dr. David Adamson of ICMART shared that "It says an individual's got a right to reproduce whether or not they have a partner. All the countries that belong to the UN in a sense they've signed on to it. Countries are bound by it. It has legal standing." Dr. Adamson also added that the definition of the new rule does not talk about partners, does not talk about husbands, we don't talk about gay men, we are talking about individuals, according to the Telegraph.
In line, professor of health care law at University College London, Dr. Jonathan Montgomer said, "You would expect the NHS to review its policies in light of this change. The new WHO definition will make infertility a disability. It could well strengthen the case of gay couples to be allowed access to commercial surrogates."