Mumbai: Clinics flouting surrogacy norms

July 2010 newscast. Eight European countries wanting to opt for surrogacy-assisted In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment will be directed by a few city-based IVF clinics to their respective consulates before starting the treatment, the doctors said. Our collective decision comes after the consul generals of Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Spain notified more than ten IVF centres in Mumbai not to offer surrogacy treatment to nationals of their countries," the doctors said. The consulates had made note that surrogacy contracts were illegal in their countries.