16 Sep, 2016

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Continuing problems with legal parentage for couples having donor sperm treatment at UK fertility clinics

Further to our blog last September about administrative errors made by IVF clinic there have been another run of declaration of parentage cases, nicknamed the “Alphabet” cases, before the President

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08 Jan, 2016

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What happens when a couple with frozen embryos divorces?

In a recent Californian case, a judge ordered that a divorced couple’s frozen embryos should be destroyed. The embryos were created after the ex-wife, Lee’s, diagnosis of breast cancer, as

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04 Feb, 2015

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Parliament votes to allow ‘three person’ IVF to eradicate mitochondrial disease

The UK Parliament decided yesterday to change the law to allow a new kind of fertility treatment, which involves groundbreaking scientific techniques to prevent mitochondrial disease. The decision marks the

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02 Oct, 2014

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Surrogacy transformed my life, but is it morally acceptable?

In 2011, the NGA team helped Alice Jolly and her husband to complete their family through US surrogacy after an incredibly difficult journey of repeated miscarriages and stillbirth.  Alice is a novelist

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15 Mar, 2013

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International surrogacy – UK High Court judge awards parenthood to non-British gay dads

The decision in Re A & B (Parental Order: Domicile) represents another landmark ruling for NGA – a parental order having been granted to a non-British gay couple following the

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07 Sep, 2012

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NGA part of HFEA National Donation Strategy Group

The UK’s regulator of fertility treatment, the HFEA, undertook a wide ranging public consultation last year, which looked at the barriers and motivations to egg and sperm donation in the

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13 Dec, 2011

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President of the High Court Family Division endorses international surrogacy

Sir Nicholas Wall, the President of the High Court Family Division, has made public his decision to give parenthood to the British parents of twins born through surrogacy in India.  The

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21 Oct, 2011

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An interesting perspective on the HFEA’s decision from the USA

We thought some of you may be interested in this response to the HFEA’s decision from Julie Shapiro in the USA, who writes an excellent blog on assisted reproduction law at

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23 Aug, 2011

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UK Donor Link threatened with closure

We are dismayed and alarmed by news that funding may be withdrawn from UK Donor Link, an organisation which provides vital support to donor conceived people conceived in the UK

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06 Apr, 2010

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Completion of the UK’s new fertility laws welcomed today

The last piece of the government’s flagship Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 came into force today, completing the first major overhaul of the UK’s fertility laws in twenty years.

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