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Título : Artificial reproductive techniques and parenting : trends and paradoxes
Autor : Lafferrière, Jorge Nicolás 
Otros colaboradores: University of Idaho. International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family
Fecha de publicación : 2011
Editorial : William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
Cita : Lafferrière, J. N. (2011). Artificial reproductive techniques and parenting : trends and paradoxes [en línea] International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family 2. Disponible en:
Proyecto: Bioderecho: Desafíos jurídicos para la persona humana planteados por la genética y las biotecnologías 
Resumen : Abstract: The increasing use of artificial reproductive techniques generates very complex problems concerning parent-child juridical relations. Posthumous insemination, heterologous fertilization procedures, and surrogate motherhood raise questions as to the traditional ways in which we establish parenthood. This paper analyzes trends in comparative family law and proposes responses to the challenges presented by artificial reproductive techniques. First, it considers the juridical issues that arise from the use of donor gametes, with special attention to the question of donor anonymity. Then the paper considers basic principles that should guide law and policy in this area, and proposes conclusions as to the right to identity, the commodification of the human body, the traceability of gametes, the exploitation of women, and other matters. The paper considers same-sex marriage (with special attention to a recent Argentinian law recognizing it), and considers the possibility of "two-mother" or "two-father" families. The complexities of the different combinations of biological parents, donors, and surrogate mothers are considered. The paper concludes by identifying the problems intrinsic to these reproductive techniques and by emphasizing the need for strong legal measures to assure the human dignity of the unborn child and the transmission of life, with special consideration to family law.
ISSN : 2165-7653
Disciplina: DERECHO
Derechos: Acceso Abierto
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