India: child trafficking following theft of sperm and egg samples

Publié le : 19 October 2018

In Delhi, a child-trafficking gang linked to a surrogacy centre stole sperm and egg samples from an IFV centre. This centre then sold the samples on to childless couples either for pregnancy when the woman is able to conceive or via a surrogate mother. In this second option, the cost is obviously higher, resulting in genuine child trafficking.


The centre managers were arrested today along with some couples who purchased these children. Police succeeded in saving six children from this gang.


The child trafficking issue is pushing the government to legislate on the issue of surrogacy in India (ref: Surrogacy in India: appointment of expert committee to initiate regulations).

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