Order of Physicians authorizes first case of belly rent in Portugal

The first request corresponds to a Portuguese woman who wants to gestate the baby of her daughter, who has no uterus.

The first request registered in Portugal to have access to a surrogate, driven by a woman who will lend the belly to her daughter so she can become a mother, advanced on Tuesday with a green signal from the Medical Order.

The opinion of this organization, considered fundamental, had been requested by the National Council of Medically Assisted Procreation (CNRMA), that will have the last word to approve or not this case, indicated to the Efe Agency sources of this organization.

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“Now there are two options, or the Council understands that it can decide, or request more information about the case,” the sources said.

If the CNRMA understands that it can already decide definitively on this request, and has a positive response, the parties will have to sign a model contract for this type of situation that is not yet drafted by the new law passed last July.

It will be the last requirement before proceeding with the rent bellies, whose first request corresponds to a Portuguese woman who wishes to gestate the baby of her daughter, who has no womb.

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The initiative is part of the framework established by the Portuguese legislation, which allows women with fertility problems who have been born without a womb or with any injuries that prevent them from getting pregnant to have access to rental belts.

Although the law is little more than three months old, the number of applications submitted so far to the CNPMA is striking, as confirmed by Efe’s sources: a total of 99, of which 58 are Portuguese women and 41 are foreign.

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