Surrogacy : Ill-conceived rights

Willmott, Lindy (2002) Surrogacy : Ill-conceived rights. Journal of Law and Medicine, 10(2), pp. 198-220.

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Despite the fact that altruistic surrogacy arrangements occur in Australia, the law does not adequately regulate many important aspects of such arrangements. Failure to regulate surrogacy leaves infertile couples contemplating such treatment as well as clinics dealing with them in an unsatisfactory position. This article examines the law that operates in Australian States and Territories (and the problems associated with them) as well as in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and some United States jurisdictions, considers whether the argument against surrogacy arrangements can be legitimately sustained in modern times, and examines some regulatory regimes that seem to be working satisfactorily elsewhere in the world.

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ID Code: 19131
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: surrogacy, altruistic surrogacy
ISSN: 1320-159X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Lawbook Company Limited
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2009 00:09
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 01:29

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