The Current State of Assisted Reproduction Law
Family Advocate, Vol. 34, No. 2, p. 10, Fall 2011
11 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Date Written: October, 14 2011
This article by Charles P. Kindregan Jr. of Suffolk University Law School was published in Volume 34 of the American Bar Association Family Advocate, No. 2, Pg. 10 (Fall 2011). It is intended to provide a survey of collaborative reproduction law for the issue of Advocate which features articles on various aspects of this evolving area of family law, including the impact of assisted reproduction on various areas of family law, the potential for conflict of interest in practicing in this field, informed consent issues, surrogacy arrangements, contract issues and disposition of cryopreserved embryos. The article provides an introduction to the field, including commentary on the absence of controlling law, the meaning of collaborative reproduction, intrauterine insemination, use of the technology by same-sex couples, in vitro fertilization, cryopreserved embryos, surrogacy arrangements, prebirth orders, maternity status of carriers, as well as proposed uniform and model laws.
Keywords: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Collaborative Reproduction, Intrauterine Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, Embryos, Same-Sex Partners and Reproduction, Surrogacy Arrangement, Surrogate Contracts, Uniform Parentage Act, Uniform Probate Code, Model Act Governing Assisted Reproductive Technology
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