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Quebec considers allowing women over 42 to get in vitro treatment

Quebec is proposing changes to its in vitro fertilization legislation that could allow women over 42 to have access to the program. Until now Bill 20 provided for the ... Read more

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Clarify parentage law around sperm, egg, embryo donation

As Ontario announces it will fund more in vitro fertilization procedures, it’s an important time for the province to review — and indeed to clarify — ... Read more

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Case raises questions about frozen embryos' right to life

While the legal battle between actress Sofia Vergara and her former fiance, who is fighting to have children from the couple’s frozen embryos, raises interesting questions, ... Read more

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Lawsuit highlights Canada's inadequate sperm-donation system

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen says a lawsuit filed by a Port Hope couple against an American sperm bank puts the spotlight on Canada’s woefully inadequate ... Read more

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Faith in humanity

By Sara Cohen As part of my job, I am often meeting with women who have acted as a gestational carrier (less often a traditional surrogate), when they sign their consent to a ... Read more

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Assisted Human Reproduction Act's criminal provisions must be repealed

The Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA) is in dire need of updating because a great deal of evidence suggests that it no longer “constitutes a legitimate expression of ... Read more

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Canada's surrogacy and fertility laws need clarity: Cohen

Canada’s law around surrogacy – and fertility legislation in general – needs clarification, Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen  tells ... Read more

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British three-parent IVF a sharp contrast to Canada's antiquated law

As Britain becomes the world’s first country to allow a three-parent IVF technique to prevent some inherited incurable diseases, Canada remains woefully behind the times ... Read more

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Mexico surrogate case points to need for legal clarity in Canada

The difficulties facing a British Columbia couple who are now fighting to bring home their premature twin babies they welcomed by surrogate in Mexico is a reminder of the need for ... Read more

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Three person IVF in Canada

By Sara Cohen When I was speaking at the annual meeting of  Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society  earlier this year, I mentioned the echoing silence in Canada in terms of a ... Read more

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U.S. sperm donor case considers 'parental role'

The case of a California court granting parental rights to a sperm donor highlights how the legal system may consider whether a donor acts as a parent in the child's life, ... Read more

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Altruism may not meet blood, sperm donation needs

In a situation similar to the current blood supply shortage, Canada's fertility industry is dealing with a lack of sperm donors – and both areas could benefit from a ‘middle ... Read more

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Cohen to give social media primer at OBA event

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen will share her expertise and tips on how to use social media for your law practice at the Ontario Bar Association’s TECHxpo 2.0 event later ... Read more

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Commercial surrogacy needs regulation, not criminalization

Thailand’s recent move to ban commercial surrogacy highlights the pressing need for Australia and other Western nations to develop best practices and give parents options to ... Read more

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Cohen to share expertise on fertility law at CFAS meeting

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen  will share her thoughts on the legal issues related to third-party reproduction with medical professionals at the upcoming annual meeting of ... Read more

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Cohen elected to CFAS ethics-law group

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen has been elected co-chair of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society’s (CFAS) Ethics-Law Special Interest Group . Cohen, who will take ... Read more

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Surrogate, parents need to discuss how to handle crises

When bringing together surrogate mothers and intended parents, it is vital to discuss how to deal with pregnancy crises, such as possible serious disability, Toronto fertility ... Read more

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Canadian surrogacy options mean couples unlikely to go abroad

A case similar to that of a baby recently abandoned by his Australian parents and left with his surrogate in Thailand is unlikely to happen to a Canadian couple, because of ... Read more

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Fertility clinic not responsible for greater social policies

A Calgary fertility doctor’s move to prevent a patient from receiving donor sperm from someone of a different race highlights the fact that it is unacceptable for a clinic to make ... Read more

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Blawging ... Facebook and Twitter

By Sara Cohen I want to invite everyone to take a look at the  Fertility Law Canada Facebook  page.  Although I intend to continue blogging at this address, the Facebook page ... Read more

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