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Cohen to discuss Canadian surrogacy law at ABA webinar

Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen will share her insights on recent surrogacy law-related changes in Canada as part of an upcoming webinar, hosted by the American Bar ... Read more

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CFAS support for surrogate, donor compensation is 'important'

The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society’s (CFAS) call for a change in the law to permit “reasonable compensation for gamete donors and surrogates” sends a ... Read more

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Surrogacy expense reimbursement creates practical challenges

Although the tension over expense reimbursement for surrogates in Canada may be academically interesting, the issue is very problematic from a practical perspective, Toronto ... Read more

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New legislation: a mixed bag for surrogacy in Ontario

Although the new All Parents Are Equal Act contains positive provisions related to gamete donation, the legislation contains few benefits when it comes to surrogacy agreements, ... Read more

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Fertility law practice working with growing number of single dads

There is growing evidence that more men across Canada are choosing single fatherhood via surrogacy — as Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen tells the Toronto Star ... Read more

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Vergara legal battle over frozen embryos highlights important issues

Although a legal battle is brewing in the U.S. between an actress and her ex-partner over whether he has a right to use their frozen embryos, in Canada, the law clearly sets out ... Read more

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All Families are Equal Act generally a good Law for Ontario parentage

Although Ontario’s new All Families Are Equal Act (Bill 28) is welcome legislation, it does make gestational surrogacy more legally risky than it was in the past, Toronto ... Read more

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Lack of regulation for care, monitoring of donors 'concerning'

Although Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen tells Global News  that the services offered at Canadian fertility clinics in Canada are “generally ... Read more

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Fertility lawyer helps dispel myths around surrogacy

Although society has become more comfortable with the concept of surrogacy and third-party reproduction in general, a number of myths and misconceptions persist, Toronto ... Read more

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Allegations against fertility doctor 'sad and upsetting'

Allegations against an Ontario doctor that he used his own biological material to impregnate certain patients who came to him for treatment raise many important legal questions, ... Read more

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All Families are Equal Act problematic for surrogacy in Ontario

By Sara Cohen Dear Ontario: We have a lot to celebrate. For a long time now, we have hung our heads in collective shame about the gross discrimination and lack of family ... Read more

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Cohen featured panellist at Lean In Canada entrepreneurship event

Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen will share her insights and experiences with attendees at an upcoming entrepreneurship networking event, presented by the Toronto ... Read more

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More debate needed on evolving fertility procedures: Cohen

Canada’s fertility laws are struggling to keep pace with advances in technology and evolving society values, Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen tells Global News . ... Read more

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How the AHRA hurts donor-conceived children in Canada

By Sara Cohen Recently, Theresa Boyle of the  Toronto Star  published an article lauding Health Canada’s initiative to add further regulations and ... Read more

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Vague language in surrogacy laws affecting all involved

Laws criminalizing compensated surrogacy likely only hurt those they are trying to protect, Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen tells the Toronto Star . As the ... Read more

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The criminalization of compensated surrogacy is wrong

It’s wrong to criminalize compensated surrogacy in Canada when so many people are simply trying to create a family for themselves, Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen ... Read more

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Sperm donor case highlights Canada's reliance on foreign gamete donation

An American whose sperm donation was allegedly used to create more than 30 children, including at least three in Canada, has told police he lied to a sperm bank about his ... Read more

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Cohen to share fertility law insights with estates lawyers

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen will share her expertise on the issues estate lawyers should consider when advising clients in matters involving frozen human reproductive ... Read more

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Incidence of misdirected embryos 'very rare' in Canada: Cohen

Despite a recent warning in the U.S. about a handful of IVF mix-ups resulting in “misdirected” embryos ending up in the wrong women’s bodies, Toronto fertility ... Read more

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A need for provincial legislation on third-party family building

Provincial legislation dealing with third-party family building — particularly surrogacy — is lacking in Canada and there is a real need for a comprehensive legal ... Read more

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