In 2014, the Spanish ruling right restricted the free access to medically assisted procreation via the Spanish public healthcare system.
On Wednesday, November 10, Spanish left-wing governments restored free access to medically assisted reproduction (MAP) for single females and lesbians. They also extended it to transgender persons.
Authorized by the socialist government of José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (2004-2011), this access to assisted reproduction via the public health system was limited in 2014 by the Popular Party (right), then in power.
Since then assisted reproduction has been limited to heterosexual couples with fertility issues or other medical conditions. Single women or lesbians were the only ones who were unable procreate without ART.
Soon after being elected to power in June 2018, socialist Pedro Sanchez’s government announced that it would restore this right.
By decree, “The government granted single women, lesbians, bisexuals and their partners access to medically assisted reproductive techniques in the public healthcare system.”The Ministry of Health issued a press release confirming this.
He also made the decision to “To extend it in the capacity to gestation to transsexual persons”He said so.
According to the ministry, approximately 8,500 Spanish women will be affected by the measure. It was approved on Wednesday. “Milestone.”.
Spanish LGBT organizations have long demanded the right to assisted reproduction for everyone.