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Medically assisted procreation in France: Debate over equal access continues

By: Joanna COCKERELL | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Nadia CHARBIT
1 min

Equal access to medically assisted reproduction is a hot-button issue in France. Currently, such treatment is reserved solely for heterosexual couples, but a campaign for this right to be extended to single women and same-sex female couples has been gaining momentum, with the government pledging to change the law by 2018. That deadline has come and gone, so where do we stand now?


We meet a single mother who travelled to Denmark to undergo medically assisted reproduction alone.

We also meet one of the women who've actively campaigned for the extension of access to medically assisted procreation: LGBT activist Alice Coffin.

Finally, we hear from those who are opposed to extending medically assisted productive rights to all.

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