Guaranteeing the right to found a family, the right to non-discrimination and the right to benefit from scientific and technological progress includes the regulation and implementation of public policies that offer assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to those who, for various reasons, cannot conceive or maintain a pregnancy without medical assistance. In Mexico, however, the absence of regulation of ART at the federal level leads to serious forms of discrimination and problems in accessing these services.
Among various types of ART, artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization are available in Mexico. Surrogacy is related to these two techniques. Surrogacy consists of a contract in which a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another individual or couple who intend to parent the child. Though permitted in two Mexican states, this practice requires a complex discussion on the best possible way to guarantee the rights of all parties involved, legal certainty and informed consent.
GIRE provides legal counsel for individuals whose rights have been violated while accessing these techniques or who are currently undergoing a surrogacy process. We work hand-in-hand with state and federal authorities to establish non-discriminatory laws on these issues.
2.5.2 Cases and Figures
Link to the platform to consult cases of assisted reproduction in the report.
2.5.3 Campaigns and communications materials
Select postcards and infographic materials
Documentary film Deseos (Longing)
2.5.4 Public Policy
2.5.5 Blogs and news
Link to search results in the thematic blog repository and one with the press link