The Government restores assisted reproduction for lesbian and single women and includes trans people
El Ministry of Health has announced that this Friday Caroline Darias will sign the ministerial order that will update the portfolio of common services of the National system of health to recover this right and also include transgender people, a historic claim of the movement. Seven years after the Party exclude lesbian, bisexual women with a female partner and without a partner from assisted reproduction in public health, the Government puts an end to this discrimination. darias has declared that the expansion of assisted reproduction in the public system responds to the objective of the Socialists to do «a more decent society" and of "give rights to those who do not have them«.
The standard approved by the PP it altered the requirements to access these techniques and reduced them to fertility problems as a necessary condition, which left these women out. «Lack of a man is not a medical problem«, The then holder of the portfolio came to justify, Ana Mato. During these seven years, lesbian, bisexual and single women have had to face interrupted treatments in the public health system, large amounts of money spent in private clinics to be mothers and even litigation in court.
«Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation«
Various sentences they have also recognized that it is a directly discriminatory rule. This was the case in the ruling that set a precedent and issued the Social Court No. 18 of Madrid in 2015 in the case of a couple of women who were Jiménez Díaz Foundation he had stopped treatment. The court assumed that there had been a «discrimination based on sexual orientation»And established that the law on assisted reproductive techniques - which recognizes access«regardless of your marital status and sexual orientation«- is of higher rank than the order.
The recovery of the right was introduced within the framework of the legislation LGTBI and Trans that caused a hard fight in the Coalition government between PSOE y United We can. Finally, Health has approved the rule that reverses the exclusion and that has been insistently denounced by the groups LGTBI. It also incorporates people tranny with the ability to gestate assisted reproductive techniques, since the situation is not homogeneous in Spain: there are communities that do allow, for example, trans men who have rectified the sex category of their DNI to the «male" access public system, but not others.