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Medical LawText, Cases, and Materials

Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn)

Emily Jackson
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date: 07 December 2023

p. 79215. Assisted Conceptionlocked

p. 79215. Assisted Conceptionlocked

  • Emily JacksonEmily JacksonProfessor of Law, London School of Economics


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter discusses the regulation of assisted conception. It first 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). The chapter analyses: 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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