Marital Status and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Infertility Care
Law Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 3, p. 99, 2012
22 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2012 Last revised: 6 Dec 2012
Date Written: November 28, 2012
This article explores the legal and clinical obstacles gay and lesbian couples and single individuals face when they attempt to have children with the use of assisted reproduction. These groups face statutory and other legal barriers to accessing assisted reproductive technology. They also encounter barriers to access in the clinical setting. This study reveals the enduring nature of reproductive technology as a site within which disputes over who should be permitted to become parents through technological means continue to rage.
Keywords: sexual orientation discrimination, marital status discrimination, assisted reproduction, reproductive technology, medical infertility, social infertility, medical ethics, public accommodations, disability, insurance, gamete donation, surrogacy, citizenship, second-parent adoption
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