Artificial Parentage: Screening Parents for Assisted Reproductive Technologies

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Kayte Spector-Bagdady

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Medical School

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This Article is a response to empirical research that tracked the candidate “screening” processes at assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics (i.e. when clinics take into consideration factors other than medical success or financial ability in deciding which patients to accept). This Article clarifies what legal rights and duties candidates and clinics have during the ART screening process and analyzes whether clinics should ethically be permitted to define their own screening procedures beyond legal obligations. This Article concludes that the legal, ethical, and medical standard of ART care should at least include mandated reporting of screening techniques to promote patient and doctor discretion, and tort law protection and regulatory mandates as a cap of uniform protection.

Keywords: assisted reproductive technology, patient screening, IVF, Nadya Suleman, Michael Kamrava

Suggested Citation

Spector-Bagdady, Kayte, Artificial Parentage: Screening Parents for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (2010). Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Medicine and Law, Vol. 14, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2399526

Kayte Spector-Bagdady (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Medical School ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI
United States

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