Cameroon: adoption of the bill on medically assisted procreation

Cameroon: adoption of the bill on medically assisted procreation

Cameroonian MPs on Wednesday adopted bill on medically assisted procreation (PMA), a set of clinical practices to help people who have difficulty having a child.

The clinical process already practiced for several years in Cameroon, but until now there was no legal framework in this area, reports RFI.

The project defended in parliament by Health minister, Dr. Manaouda Malachie aims to “respond to the requests of couples who cannot have children (…) while securing the newborn and the family (…) and safeguarding a social model built around the family: a father, a mother, children”.

The bill reserves the PMA to heterosexual couples, married or justifying marital life.

To benefit from assisted procreation in Cameroon, you must be at least 21 years old, not over 55 if you are a woman, no age limit if you are a man.

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