Top French court says no reason to stop single women and lesbians accessing IVF

Top judiciary figures will tell the French government there are no legal reasons not to give single women or lesbians access to fertility treatment

Le Figaro newspaper is reporting that the Conseil d’Etat, the highest court in France, will hand over a report to the government on Friday (July 13).

Last year it was announced that President Emmanuel Macron’s government would seek to change the law that currently restricts fertility treatment to just heterosexual couples.

Currently women who are in a lesbian relationship or are single have to leave the country to access assisted medical reproductive treatment or remain childless.

It is likely the new legislation will be introduced by the end of the year.

Business Insider UK has reported that the synopsis of the report did not flag up any issues why extending the law to all women would contravene common law or the constitution.

This has to be good news for gay rights in France, which legalised gay marriage in 2013.

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