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Guiding principles

    It is Parliament's intention that the following principles be given effect in administering this Act, carrying out functions under this Act, and in the carrying out of activities regulated by this Act—

        (a)     the welfare and interests of persons born or to be born as a result of treatment procedures are paramount;

        (b)     at no time should the use of treatment procedures be for the purpose of exploiting, in trade or otherwise—

S. 5(b)(i) amended by No. 39/2021 s. 5(a).

              (i)     the reproductive capabilities of individuals; or

              (ii)     children born as a result of treatment procedures;

S. 5(c) amended by No. 39/2021 s. 5(b).

        (c)     children born as the result of the use of donated gametes have a right to information about their donors;

        (d)     the health and wellbeing of persons undergoing treatment procedures must be protected at all times;

S. 5(e) amended by No. 39/2021 s. 5(c).

        (e)     persons seeking to undergo treatment procedures must not be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation, marital or relationship status, gender identity, sex characteristics, race or religion.

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