Archive for the 'assisted reproduction' Category

Illegal fertility company owners given suspended prison sentence – The Guardian

“Two men who netted £250,000 after providing women with access to sperm through an illegal fertility company were spared an immediate jail term today.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Two men convicted over illegal sperm donor firm – The Independent

“Two men are facing jail after they were convicted yesterday of running an illegal fertility company that gave women access to sperm donors. Nigel Woodforth, 43, ran the operation from the basement of his home in Reading, Berkshire, with 49-year-old Ricky Gage. A jury at Southwark Crown Court, in south London, convicted both men of three counts each of providing sperm without a licence or third-party agreement.”

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The Independent, 18th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pair made £250,000 from illegal sperm donor service, court told – The Guardian

“Two businessmen earned £250,000 through an illegal fertility company providing women with access to sperm donors, a court heard today. In the first case of its kind, a jury was told that Nigel Woodforth, 43, ran the firm from the basement of his home in Reading, Berkshire, with 49-year-old Ricky Gage.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fertility blunder risk due to slow regulator: review – Daily Telegraph

“Couples undergoing fertility treatment are being left at risk of embryo mix-ups and blunders because the industry regulator fails to take action early enough, a review has found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Children born from donated sperm or eggs can trace genetic siblings, under new laws – Daily Telegraph

“Children conceived by egg or sperm donation will have the chance to find their biological siblings once they turn 18 under new laws which coming into effect, authorities said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couple win battle to save frozen embryos from destruction – The Times

“A couple spoke of their joy and renewed desire to have children last night after ministers allowed them to keep frozen embryos that otherwise would have been destroyed.”

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The Times, 10th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Equal birth registration rights for female couples – Home Office

“Female couples now have the same rights as heterosexual couples when registering the birth of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.”

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Home Office, 1st September 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Lesbians given equal birth rights – BBC News

“Women in same-sex relationships can now register both their names on the birth certificate of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mother fights to save frozen embryos – Daily Telegraph

“A mother faces losing 11 frozen embryos under a new law which rules they must be destroyed after five years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rules eased for second parent in IVF births – The Guardian

“Lesbian couples and single women who have children through IVF will be able to name almost any adult as the second parent, under a law coming into force next month.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lesbian couple claim £20,000 damages after NHS refuses them fertility treatment – Daily Telegraph

“Caroline Harris and Julie McMullan claim they are victims of discrimination because they are a same sex couple and have asked a judge to order fertility treatment for Miss Harris.”

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Daily Telegraph., 26th February 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

L v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority – Times Law Reports

L v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Family Division

“Absent effective consent, the court had no power to authorise retrieval or lawful storage of gametes pending a decision of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority on export for further storage and use.”

The Times, 16th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Widow faces battle to use dead husband’s sperm – Daily Telegraph

“A widow is facing a landmark legal battle to use her dead husband’s sperm after a court ruled it may have been unlawful to remove it from his body.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Childless couples denied as anonymity loss scares egg and sperm donors – The Times

“The removal of anonymity from sperm and egg donors has provoked a crisis in fertility treatment that is denying couples the chance to try for a baby.”

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The Times, 26th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MPs reject ‘need for father’ in IVF bill – The Guardian

“Modernisers on both sides of the House of Commons tonight easily defeated attempts to restrict access for lesbian couples seeking to conceive children through IVF treatment.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs to begin debate on embryology and abortion – The Guardian

“MPs will today begin a two-day debate that will affect the future of embryo research, IVF treatment and abortion.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Widow fights for right to use sperm taken from dead husband – The Guardian

“A widow is fighting for the right to have a child using sperm taken from her dead husband in a case that reopens the fertility debate sparked by Diane Blood, who had two children from sperm extracted from her husband while he was in a coma.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gay group’s anger at Tory amendment to IVF Bill – The Independent

“Gay campaigners criticised the Conservative Party last night after its health spokesmen attempted to force women to give the name of their sperm donor before being allowed IVF treatment.”

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The Independent, 18th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mayr v Backerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flockner OHG Case C-506/06 – Times Law Reports

Mayr v Backerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flockner OHG Case C-506/06

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“The dismissal of a female employee when her ova had been fertilised in an in vitro procedure but had not yet been transferred into her uterus was not prohibited by the Community directive on the safety and health of pregnant workers, but was prohibited by the equal treatment directive it if was established that the dismissal was based on the fact that she had undergone in vitro fertilisation.”

The Times, 12th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Couple who want deaf child angry at IVF ban – Daily Telegraph

“A deaf father who wishes to have a deaf child has spoken of his anger that a clause in new fertility legislation will make it illegal to use embryos with a genetic abnormality in IVF treatment, when ones without the same defect are available.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Artificial sperm use plans ignite embryo row – Daily Telegraph

“The controversy over legislation on embryology grew last night following proposals to allow babies to be conceived using ‘artificial’ sperm and eggs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mayr v Bäckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flöckner OHG – WLR Daily

Mayr v Bäckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flöckner OHG (Case C-506/06): WLR (D) 63

“An employee who was dismissed at a time between the in vitro fertilisation of her ova and the transfer of the fertilised ova to her uterus was not “pregnant” for the purposes of Directive 92/85 on the safety and health at work of pregnant workers, but her dismissal was unlawful under Directive 76/207 on equal treatment for men and women in employment matters if it was essentially based on the fact that she was undergoing in vitro fertilisation treatment.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Sacked IVF woman ‘not pregnant’ until eggs implanted – The Times

“Waitress may still be entitled to protection under European anti-discrimination and equal treatment laws, judge said.”

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The Times, 26th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Dickson and Another v United Kingdom (Application No 44362/04) – Times Law Reports

Dickson and Another v United Kingdom (Application No 44362/04)

European Court of Human Rights

“While the state had a duty to ensure the protection of children, it was disproportionate for it to prevent the conception of a child by a life-term prisoner and his wife through artificial insemination.”

The Times, 21st December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Jailed killer has right to father a child, European Court rules – The Times

“Britain breached the human rights of a murderer and his wife by refusing them access to IVF treatment, the European Court ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 5th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lesbian mother hits back in row over donor’s support payments – The Guardian

“A lesbian claiming child support from her firefighter friend who donated sperm for two children has rejected his claim that he is being unfairly treated.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sperm donor pays maintenance to lesbians – Daily Telegraph

“A sperm donor who helped a lesbian couple have two children is now being forced to pay thousands of pounds for their upbringing, he said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lords to reject new embryo Bill – The Independent

“The Archbishop of York last night led a powerful cross-party attack by peers on plans to make it easier for lesbian couples to become parents through fertility treatment.”

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The Independent, 20th November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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