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Clear parenthood laws needed on the use of donors

A recent article in the National Post about a Canadian lesbian couple who say they were “hounded” by a known sperm donor’s family, highlights the need for clear parenthood laws on the use of donors across the globe – something that many provinces, states, and countries lack. When sperm and eggs are accessed via an […]

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Italian courts lift ban on use of donor eggs and sperm

Several years ago Italy enacted the controversial “Law 40” which placed strict restrictions on those seeking IVF treatment and artificial insemination, banning the use of donor assisted conception, and denying fertility treatment to same-sex couples and single people. However, the Italian courts have now lifted a ban on the use of donor sperm and eggs, […]

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The legal complications of reproductive tourism

A recent article in the Canadian newspaper The National Post highlights the potential complexities of immigration and citizenship issues for babies conceived and/or born out of country using third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, surrogacy). Reporter Tom Blackwell uses the example of Malkiat Kandola and his wife to highlight the complications of reproductive tourism […]

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Important issues to consider when using a known sperm donor

A recent court ruling in Kansas highlights the benefits of involving a licensed physician and attorney when using a sperm donor. A US man William Marotta responded to an online ad placed by a lesbian couple, Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner who were looking for a sperm donor. The couple used “at home insemination” with […]

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