Letter to the Editor| Volume 40, ISSUE 12, P1569-1570, December 2018

Canada's Prohibition on Payment for Surrogacy, Eggs, and Sperm

Published:October 22, 2018DOI:
      “The Parliament of Canada recognizes and declares that … trade in the reproductive capabilities of women and men and the exploitation of children, women and men for commercial ends raise health and ethical concerns that justify their prohibition.”
      Assisted Human Reproduction Act (S.C. 2004, c.2)
      This clear and powerful statement is among the guiding principles of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act and informs the sections of the Act that prohibit payment for surrogacy, for arranging the services of a surrogate mother, and for eggs and sperm.
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        • Assisted Human Reproduction Act (S.C. 2004, c.2)
        (Available at:) (Accessed on August 2)
        • Housefather A
        Paying for surrogacy, sperm and human eggs should not be a crime.
        Toronto Star. May 1, 2018; (Available at:) (Accessed on August 2, 2018)
        • Bill C-404 An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act
        (Available at:) (Accessed on August 2)