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Finally fit for purpose? The Human Fertilization and Embryology act 2008

Fenton, Rachel; Rees, Jane; Rees, Darryl; Heenan, Susan

Authors

Rachel Fenton

Darryl Rees

Susan Heenan



Abstract

The Human Fertilization and Embryology Act of December 2008 seeks to ensure that the regulation of assisted reproduction and embryo research is fully up to date with scientific advancements and evolving societal values. This article will discuss the main provisions of the 2008 Act insofar as they relate to individuals seeking treatment. Thus, the developments in embryo research will not be explored. It is designed to update the reader as to the law following the passage of the Act and as such follows on from a previous article which detailed the need for reform (Fenton and Dabell 2007). The same headings have been retained for ease of cross-referencing. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

Citation

Rees, J., Fenton, R., Fenton, R. A., Heenan, S., & Rees, D. (2010). Finally fit for purpose? The Human Fertilization and Embryology act 2008. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 32(3), 275-286. https://doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2010.520520

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2010
Journal Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Print ISSN 0964-9069
Electronic ISSN 1469-9621
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 3
Pages 275-286
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2010.520520
Keywords regulation, assisted reproduction, embryo research
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/984791
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2010.520520