UK doctors accused of helping couples choose the sex of their babies – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, doctors, gender, news, sex discrimination by tracey

‘The UK’s fertility regulator has launched an investigation into claims that at least four British doctors are helping couples to choose the sex of their babies.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2018

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Equalities watchdog in legal challenge over fertility services for transgender people – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 27th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, equality, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to take NHS England to judicial review over fertility services for transgender people.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th September 2018

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NHS Sued For Failing To Offer Fertility Services To Transgender Patients – Rights Info

Posted September 26th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, equality, hospitals, news, transgender persons by sally

‘NHS England is being taken to court by the UK’s equality watchdog for its failure to offer fertility services to transgender patients.’

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Rights Info, 25th September 2018

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NHS sued for failure to help transgender patients with fertility – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, news, transgender persons by sally

‘NHS England is to be taken to court by the UK’s equality watchdog for failing to offer fertility services to transgender patients.’

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The Guardian 22nd, September 2018

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Posthumous conception: a legacy in life, incapacity and death – Family Law Week

Posted August 31st, 2018 in assisted reproduction, consent, human tissue, married persons, news by tracey

‘Louisa Ghevaert and Michael Mylonas QC consider the ground breaking decision in Y v A Healthcare NHS Trust and others [2018] EWCOP 18.’

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Family Law Week, 21st August 2018

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NHS Could be Taken to Court for Denying Transgender Patients Equal Fertility Rights – Rights Info

Posted August 7th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, news, transgender persons by sally

‘NHS England is being threatened with legal action if it does not start offering fertility treatments to transgender patients.’

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Rights Info, 6th August 2018

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NHS told ‘offer transgender fertility treatment’ or face legal action – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, health, news, transgender persons by sally

A watchdog is threatening NHS England with legal action if it does not begin offering fertility treatments to transgender patients as standard.

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BBC News, 5th August 2018

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Editing human embryos ‘morally permissible’ – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news, reports by tracey

‘An inquiry into the ethical issues surrounding genetically altering a human embryo has found there is “no absolute reason not to pursue it”. But appropriate measures must be put in place before it becomes UK law, said the report – which calls for further research both medically and socially.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2018

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UK fertility regulator to issue new rules on expensive IVF add-ons – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, consumer protection, fees, news by sally

‘IVF patients will need to be told when expensive “add-ons” to fertility treatments are not likely to be effective, under new rules due to be issued to clinics later this year.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2018

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Surrogacy and HFEA Update (March 2018) – Family Law Week

Posted March 9th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent developments relating to surrogacy law, including new guidance, as well as the latest cases concerning administrative errors and the HFEA.’

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Family Law Week, 8th March 2018

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Permission given to create Britain’s first ‘three-person babies’ – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

‘Doctors in Newcastle have been granted permission to create Britain’s first “three-person babies” for two women who are at risk of passing on devastating and incurable genetic diseases to their children.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2018

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Lesbian couple win legal battle after being denied IVF treatment that would have been given to same-sex parents – Daily Telegraph

‘A lesbian couple who wanted a baby were discriminated against over their sexuality after being denied access to funded IVF treatment which would have been given to same-sex partners.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2017

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Surrogacy and IVF cases put the courts under pressure, says senior judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2017 in assisted reproduction, child abduction, family courts, news, surrogacy by sally

‘IVF and surrogacy cases are putting the courts under pressure, a High Court judge has said, as he urged an update to legislation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2017

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Surrogacy and HFEA Update (November 2017) – Family Law Week

‘Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent developments relating to surrogacy law as well as the latest cases concerning administrative errors and the HFEA.’

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Family Law Week, 7th November 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep. 12: Damages claim over IVF baby – 1 COR

Posted October 20th, 2017 in assisted reproduction, consent, damages, forgery, news by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to David Prest about a case involving a forged signature, disputed consent, and the claim made by a father for damages in relation to a baby born through IVF using frozen embryos.’

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Law Pod UK, 19th October 2017

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Known Sperm Donor and Co-parenting Arrangements – a cautionary tale – Family Law Week

Posted October 19th, 2017 in agreements, assisted reproduction, children, families, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, considers the legal issues for parties involved in such arrangements.’

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Family Law Week, 18th October 2017

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Businessman sues Harley Street Clinic for £1m after ex-girlfriend forged his signature to get IVF, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2017 in assisted reproduction, consent, contracts, forgery, news by tracey

‘A wealthy businessman is suing a Harley Street fertility clinic for £1 million after his ex-girlfriend “forged” his signature to be able to “secretly” conceive his baby daughter by IVF, a high court heard yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2017

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Fertility regulator launches inquiry into ‘cash for eggs’ claims – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in assisted reproduction, health, inquiries, news by sally

‘The fertility regulator has launched an investigation into allegations that IVF clinics are inducing women to donate eggs in return for free or discounted treatment.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2017

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Three Person IVF to begin in UK – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in assisted reproduction, DNA, embryology, news by sally

‘A clinic in Newcastle upon Tyne has been granted the UK’s first licence to carry out a trial of “three person IVF” (Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy, or MRT). The fertility technique is intended to be used by couples who want to prevent genetic diseases being passed on to their children, due to faulty mitochondrial DNA. The process uses genetic material from the mother, father and a female donor, and replaces faulty genetic material in the mother’s DNA with the female donor’s genetic material.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th March 2017

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Babies made from three people approved in UK – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2016 in assisted reproduction, DNA, embryology, news by sally

‘Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk