Latest Update on Unexpected Pregnancy Laws in the UAE

Latest Update on Unexpected Pregnancy Laws in the UAE

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UAE brought new reforms last year regarding unexpected pregnancy laws and many other concerns. But according to lawyers and medical officials, the decriminalized premarital sex rules are not always reflected. Now the unmarried women who are found pregnant are not sent to jail. However, in order to get the official birth certificate and medical insurance, it’s important to provide the official with the marriage certificate. If you have an unexpected pregnancy and are not married in the UAE then continue reading this article till the very end.

Main Points on Unexpected Pregnancy Laws in the UAE

  • Pre-marital sex and cohabitation were decriminalized a few months ago by the newest UAE law.
  • However, marriage certificates still need to be provided to register their babies.
  • Without marriage certificates, unmarried couples may receive health insurance.

The Law Status Still isn’t Clear

The medical insurance and registration of births are two of the most important areas for women with unexpected pregnancies outside the marriage. When a new mother cannot submit the marriage document to issue a birth notice, hospitals can call on the police to make decisions on birth registration with the Personal Status Court. Two lawyers and three hospital employees shared this information.

The official UAE Government website shared the following information in March:

“The man and the woman must be married legally so that their children can receive legal recognition.”

With regard to health insurance, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) policy rules are as follows:

“The maternity insurance cover is not offered for women who are out of wedlock and women who are not capable of carrying a baby.”

It is crucial to highlight that DHA (the Dubai Health Authority) has no intentions to modify these restrictions.

Final Words on Latest Update on Unexpected Pregnancy Laws in the UAE

The official Reuters website shared all this information after performing research and analysis on the latest trends and stats.

Only two options are available. The new regulations may be stringent if the government wishes to make it a religious society. On the other hand, you may expect greater leniency in the future if a more liberal society is what people need.

You can contact us right now to know more about these rules if you are in the same situation.


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