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Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (6th edn)

Emily Jackson
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date: 28 May 2024

p. 81915. Assisted Conceptionlocked

p. 81915. Assisted Conceptionlocked

  • Emily JacksonEmily JacksonProfessor of Law, London School of Economics


This chapter examines the regulation of assisted conception in the UK, which involves a detailed look at the legislation: the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, and the work of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). It examines: the licensing procedures through which clinics are inspected and authorized to perform certain procedures; access to treatment; consent to the use of gametes (sperm and eggs); gamete donation; rules governing the parentage of children; and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). It also considers mitochondrial transfer and genome editing.

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