Parenthood and artificial reproduction: the dangers of inappropropriate medicalisation

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An examination of the parenthood provisions in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Acts 1990 and 2008; a critique of their underlying assumptions; an analysis of the case law when biological fathers seek to be recognised as having a role in the upbringing of children living with same-sex female couples as mothers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInspiring a Medico-Legal Revolution
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honours of Sheila McLean
EditorsPamela Ferguson, Graeme Laurie
Pages37 - 52
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015


  • assisted reproduction
  • parenthood reimagined
  • parenting
  • same-sex families
  • medicalisation


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