Fertility treatment: Preparing for the worst

Natalie Sutherland looks at posthumous conception and issues of consent and legal parenthood Many of the cases dealing with posthumous conception find loved ones seeking access to the deceased’s gametes where it may not be clear to the court whether creating posthumous children is what the deceased would have wanted. It is tragic when a …
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Cases Referenced

  • R v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ex parte Blood [1997] EWCA Civ 4003
  • SB v The University of Aberdeen & ors [2020] CSIH 62
  • Y v A Healthcare NHS Trust & ors [2018] EWCOP 18