The UAE has recently made groundbreaking changes to its family laws!
Friday, November 10, 2023
Under Article 8, of the new ruling published in the Official Gazette, non-Muslim unmarried couples can now undergo IVF treatment, reflecting the nation’s commitment to inclusivity and progressive values. In a move to meet the diverse needs of its residents, the new law also allows couples to preserve embryos for up to 5 years, providing hope and options for those struggling with fertility challenges.
Moreover, Muslim couples are required to provide proof of marriage for IVF treatment, underscoring the significance of familial bonds within the legal framework. The recent amendments also permit the use of egg-freezing, empowering individuals to take proactive steps in family planning. Despite these positive strides, the use of external sperm or egg donors remains restricted, emphasizing the country’s emphasis on familial ties and legal compliance.