Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law

11. Assisted Reproduction

Co-authored by Claire Watson QC and Anthony Searle.

Contents

  • A Introduction  11.1
  • B The components of the regulatory regime  11.2
  • HFEA 1990  11.3
  • HFEA 2008  11.4
  • The European Union Tissues and Cells Directives 11.5
  • The post-‘Brexit’ position  11.6
  • SAA 1985  11.7
  • Directions  11.8
  • Code of Practice  11.9
  • Chair’s Letters  11.10
  • Chief Executive’s Letters  11.12
  • Guidance Notes/Policies/Manuals  11.13
  • C Licensing regime  11.14
  • Licences generally (HFEA 1990, s 11 and Sch 2) 11.14
  • Licence conditions (HFEA 1990, ss 12–15C)  11.15
  • D Consent  11.16
  • Procedure for giving consent  11.17
  • Import and export of gametes and embryos 11.19
  • Adults lacking capacity 11.22
  • Storage periods  11.23
  • Extension of storage periods  11.24
  • Evans – one-party withdrawal of consent pre-embryo transfer 11.25
  • E Consent: other key cases 11.26
  • Conscientious objection  11.31
  • F Birth mother  11.32
  • G The welfare clause  11.33
  • H Posthumous gamete use  11.34
  • I Preimplantation genetic screening  11.35
  • J Surrogacy  11.41
  • Counselling and the welfare clause 11.43
  • Parental Orders 11.46
  • Reform  11.53
  • K Conclusion  11.54
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