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Reproductive rights cause controversy almost anywhere in the world, and China is no exception. In China, single women don’t have access to assisted reproductive technologies such as egg freezing and surrogacy. But as they earn higher salaries and become better-educated, China’s single ladies won’t take no for an answer. Instead, more and more women travel abroad to freeze their eggs or look for surrogates. TMTpost’s special editorial team takes a closer look at this trend and the consulting and agency business resulting from it. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone interested in social trends in China.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Chinese women travel abroad for artificial reproductive procedures,
  • What traits the women who choose this option share and
  • Which companies back this trend.

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China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission barred single women’s access to assisted reproductive technology (ART) in 2003. When the one-child policy ended in 2015, many people believed the government would ease up ART regulations as well. Instead, the Ministry of Health repeated that, to be eligible for egg freezing, a woman had to present valid identification, a marriage certificate and a government issued birth permit. Many felt that these laws reinforced the cultural bias against single mothers and children born out of wedlock. No Chinese law prevents single men from freezing their sperm, which in particular irked many women.

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