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Infertility treatment and the welfare of the child

Blyth, Eric (2007) Infertility treatment and the welfare of the child. BioNews (421).

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    The UK was one of the first jurisdictions to introduce comprehensive legislation regulating fertility treatment. Since the issues and practices regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act were - and remain - contentious, it is hardly surprising that the Act itself has been controversial.

    Section 13(5) of the Act is no exception. This prevents a woman from receiving treatment from a UK fertility clinic 'unless account has been taken of the welfare of any child who may be born as a result of the treatment (including the need of that child for a father) and of any other child who may be affected by the birth'.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2009 12:08
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 12:03


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