Private and family life

Following amendments to the Embryo Protection Act, a protocol has been designed to give equal access to all individuals, regardless of that individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. Licencing of clinics to offer services of gamete donations has now been finalised and services can be accessed through a referral by a GP to Mater Dei’s ART Clinic. The Social Care Standards Authority, also amended a number of forms to use more inclusive terms when relating to prospective adoptive parents.​