IVF Access To Widen After Discrimination Case – Each Other

‘Lesbians, bi women and some trans people will no longer have to pay more for IVF treatment after a landmark discrimination case. Lesbian couple Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans launched a legal case showing that NHS England’s IVF policy discriminated against same-sex couples. Unlike heterosexual couples, some LGBTQ couples and single women have had to pay for artificial insemination to prove their fertility status before they can receive NHS help for IVF.’

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Each Other, 9th August 2022

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ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce: The Legal Implications of Donor Insemination – Pump Court Chambers

‘From single-parent families to “blended” or extended family units, whether they be same-sex parents or opposite-sex parents, the concept of the “nuclear family” has become less prevalent, and less apt, to describe modern families in the 21st century. Today’s modern family structures include those where children are created through assisted reproductive technologies and encompass sperm/ egg/embryo donation, or children born via a surrogate or are adopted. Despite dedicated legislation in the form of HEFA 1990 and 2008, the law is in a permanent state of catch-up with the advances in medical reproductive technologies. Novel legal issues are emerging, which the law has had to respond to, and grapple with.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 12th August 2020

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Sperm donor ordered to pay maintenance for child after judge rules he is the father – The Independent

“A professional man registered as a sperm donor on a website and advertised his willingness to participate in a ‘breeding party, ie a male-dominated orgy designed to get a woman pregnant’, a High Court judge said today.”

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The Independent, 26th Juyl 2013

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Insemination case: Chances missed to check on adopted daughter – BBC News

“A review into how a mother was able to force her adopted child to impregnate herself has found agencies missed opportunities to intervene.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2013

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Girl, 14, forced to become pregnant with donor sperm bought by mother – The Guardian

“A mother forced her 14-year-old adopted daughter to inseminate herself with donor sperm to provide a baby for her after she was prevented from adopting any more children, it can be revealed. The daughter, a virgin, is believed to have miscarried at 14, but went on to have a baby at 16 after regularly inseminating herself with sperm bought over the internet by her ‘domineering’ mother because she was too scared to refuse. Details of the shocking case have emerged in a previously secret court judgment, which can be reported today for the first time and which raises serious questions over loopholes in international adoptions and the regulation of the global traffic in gametes.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2013

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Children and same sex families: known biological fathers and contact: the decision in S v D and E / T v X and Y [2013] EWHC – Zenith Chambers

“Where do parents and prospective parents stand after the very recent decision in the case of S v D and E? What can parenting lesbian mothers and the men who donate sperm to enable them to have children expect if there is a disagreement between them as to the role of biological fathers in their children’s lives?”

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Zenith Chambers, 14th February 2013

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Gay sperm donor told to pay child maintenance for ‘his’ two children – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2012 in artificial insemination, child support, news, paternity by sally

“A gay man from Essex who donated his sperm to enable a lesbian couple to have two children, but who was never named on their birth certificate and had no role in their upbringing, is being forced by the Child Support Agency to pay for their support – 13 years after the first child was born.”

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The Guardian, 26th October 2012

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The child with two mothers and two fathers who went to court over her – The Guardian

“A high court judge’s ruling reveals the importance of deciding on parental roles before embarking on artificial insemination.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

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Internet sperm agencies plan to sidestep new rules – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2007 in artificial insemination, news by sally

“As the government’s regulatory body prepares to stamp out the thriving business in online fresh sperm donation, the Guardian has learned that both of the UK’s main agencies are planning to circumvent new laws and continue to operate without a licence.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2007

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