By Maria Coluccio
“Preventing the Commercialization of Reproduction: Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA)”
The world of healthcare is always growing, and healthcare technologies are evolving at a
faster pace than their regulations. In 2004, Canada passed the Assisted Human Reproduction
Act (AHRA) in order to monitor, regulate, and enforce Assisted Human Reproduction research
and activities. One of its most controversial provisions is the criminalization of payment for
sperm, eggs, or the services of surrogate mothers.
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