by Sam everingham
Posted on 2018-03-07 at 11:38:36
Steve Pugh is a `career’ civil servant and has spent over 20 years in the Department of Health and it’s Arms-Length Bodies, in a variety of policy development roles. Key achievements include: project oversight of the establishment of the first bowel cancer screening pilot sites; the introduction of the universal infant hearing screening programme, and; the introduction of regulations to allow mitochondrial donation. Steve has worked in assisted conception policy for nearly 8 years and is currently focussed on the surrogacy legislation reform programme.
While many countries without access to surrogacy, many seeking to create biological family are venturing offshore. It has left some resorting to ‘unofficial’ traditional surrogacy, using the surrogates eggs and home insemination. Others have had a local friend offer to carry for them, and taken her overseas for the embryo transfer. For the majority, the […]
It has been our great pleasure and privilege to have worked with Irish couples who have pursued their route to parenthood via surrogacy. It is essential that any person who is considering pursuing surrogacy as a route to parenthood must ensure that they are as fully informed about the process as is possible, that they […]
Many intended parents need to travel abroad in the coming weeks and months for the birth of their child(ren) via cross-border surrogacy. Chinese healthcare authorities now have the best understanding of Co-Vid-19, how it spreads and how to prevent this. Note that animals cannot spread the virus. If you are travelling to a high risk […]