Almost 3,000 women affected by the opening in the autumn of assisted reproduction for all have asked to benefit from it, Olivier Véran announced on Tuesday. “This is beyond anything we had imagined since 2,750 new requests were registered with a view to having ART (…) for single women or women in a couple” with another woman , said the Minister of Health in front of the deputies.

Medically assisted procreation, or PMA, has been possible since the end of September for all women, including now those who are not married or who are in a relationship with a woman. Until then, it was reserved only for heterosexual couples with fertility problems or wishing to avoid transmitting a serious disease. This measure, voted during the summer as part of a major bioethics law, therefore responded to a “crying need”, according to the minister.

This expansion raises the question of donation of gametes, spermatozoa and oocytes, which may no longer be sufficient to meet the demand, especially since the delays are already long. The Biomedicine Agency, the public body that manages LDCs, therefore launched a campaign in October to encourage sperm and oocyte donation, in order to fill this gap.

“The good news is that the centers let us know that there is already a significant increase in proposals for donation of gametes in recent weeks,” said Olivier Véran, without citing a figure.

According to the Biomedicine Agency, 317 men donated their sperm in 2019 (-18% compared to 2018) and 836 women donated oocytes in the same year (7.5% compared to 2018).

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