Transnational Trade in Human Eggs: Law, Policy, and (In)Action in Canada

16 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2013

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Jocelyn Downie

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine

Françoise Baylis

Dalhousie University

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

In this paper, we first provide as accurate a picture as possible of transnational trade in human eggs involving Canadians (as providers, recipients, intermediaries or health care professionals). Second, we explain the legal status in Canada of trade in human eggs as it has evolved since 2004. Finally, we reflect on what Canadian authorities should do with respect to this transnational trade. This project is obviously significant for Canada as it relates to the conduct of Canadians in an area the federal government decided warranted very serious legislative intervention.

Keywords: Health Law, reproduction, human eggs, transnational trade

Suggested Citation

Downie, Jocelyn and Baylis, Françoise, Transnational Trade in Human Eggs: Law, Policy, and (In)Action in Canada (2013). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2286209

Jocelyn Downie (Contact Author)

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine ( email )

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

Françoise Baylis

Dalhousie University ( email )

6225 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7
Canada

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