Articles

Most Recent
 

test

 test

A Brief Legal History of Sperm Donation

  1996 - The Semen Regulations (The Processing and Distribution of Semen for Assisted Conception Regulations) 1996 set out the necessary stringent tests which must be performed on semen before the donated sperm can be used in AHR procedures. It does not however apply to self-insemination procedures. ...

A Legal History of IVF

The UK has long been regarded as a leader in the technology for assisted reproduction and embryo research. The last 30 years have seen a number of legal developments in IVF. 1978                  The first IVF baby, Louise Brown, was born in Bristol at the Oldham and District General Hospital in 1978 but ...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008

This Act amended the law on assisted reproduction which includes, IVF, sperm donation and surrogacy. Set out below are some of the major changes which were made to the law in this area:   Certain types of embryos which contain both human and animal DNA (known as “human admixed ...

A Brief History of Canadian IVF law

The Semen Regulations (The Processing and Distribution of Semen for Assisted Conception Regulations) 1996 – set out the necessary stringent tests which must be performed on semen before the donated sperm can be used in AHR procedures. It does not however apply to self-insemination procedures. Donors will usually be anonymous ...