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The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021

33. Offences and penalties. -

(1) Any medical geneticist, gynaecologist, registered medical practitioner or any person shall not-

(a) abandon, disown or exploit or cause to be abandoned, disowned or exploited in any form the child or children born through assisted reproductive technology;

(b) sell human embryos or gametes, run an agency, a racket or an organisation for selling, purchasing or trading in human embryos or gametes;

(c) import or help in getting imported in whatsoever manner, the human embryos or human gametes;

(d) exploit the commissioning couple, woman or the gamete donor in any form;

(e) transfer human embryo into a male person or an animal;

(f) sell any human embryo or gamete for the purpose of research; or

(g) use any intermediates to obtain gamete donors or purchase gamete donors.

(2) Whoever contravenes the provisions of clauses (a) to (g) of sub-section (1), shall be punishable with a fine which shall not be less than five lakh rupees but may extend to ten lakh rupees for the first contravention and for subsequent contravention, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years but may extend to eight years and with fine which shall not be less than ten lakh rupees but may extend to twenty lakh rupees.

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