Union Health Minister addresses Gender Discrimination in India

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, chaired the 29th meeting of the Central Supervisory Board (CSB). The central focus of the meeting was the concerning decline in the Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) in the country, highlighting the ongoing battle against sex-based discrimination and its consequences, including sex selection and pre-birth elimination.

Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2023

MoHFW has revised the qualifications of the andrologist in ART Level 2 clinics. The amendment now also permits an andrologist to qualify under the Rules if they possess an MS General Surgery or FNB/MCh/DM in reproductive medicine. Prior to this amendment, only a person possessing a Mch or DNB in Urology with special training in Diagnosing and Treating Male infertility was classified as an andrologist for the purposes of ART.