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The issue became a topic of debate last month when entertainer Pauline Lan (藍心湄) said she lost a baby conceived through third-party reproduction in Japan.
Lan was the second Taiwanese entertainer after Pai Ping-ping (白冰冰) known to have tried to become pregnant through the help of a sperm bank in Japan.
Lee Mao-sheng (李茂盛), an obstetrician and gynecologist who runs a fertility clinic in Taichung City, said that a sluggish economy has led to a 10 percent decline in the number of infertile patients seeking assisted reproduction at his clinic over the past 10 years.
The restriction, however, cannot prevent unmarried individuals from seeking assistance abroad, as in the cases of Lan and Pai, Lee and Chang said.
Furthermore, the restriction could be a major barrier to the country’s efforts to promote medical tourism, in which assisted reproduction has been advertised by the government as a field in which Taiwan’s medical sector enjoys a competitive edge, they said.
Em outras palavras: médicos locais teriam competência para promover a ajuda a casais em troca de algum dinheiro mas não conseguem porque os casais não são oficialmente casados. Como em qualquer lugar, uma lei que proíbe trocas voluntárias não atinge os que têm mais dinheiro que, por sua vez, conseguem a desejada ajuda em países vizinhos.
Parece-me um caso típico de falha de governo.