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ECHR Condemns Italy for Removing Child Born via Surrogacy Abroad

By |February 25th, 2015|

In its most recent ruling on families formed via assisted reproductive technology, the European Court of Human Rights has condemned Italian authorities for removing a child born to an Italian couple via surrogacy […]

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Mitochondrial DNA Transfer Holds Hope for Women with Genetic Disorders

By |February 5th, 2015|

Britain’s Parliament voted this week to allow strictly limited use of a new fertility treatment that would allow women with a certain type of genetic disorder to become mothers without danger of passing […]

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Mexican Surrogacy Boom Spawns More Damaging Headlines

By |January 30th, 2015|

Due in part to legal restrictions on surrogacy in many jurisdictions and the high cost of surrogacy and other types of assisted reproductive technology, a brisk surrogacy tourism industry has emerged. Intended parents, […]

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Tax Court: Egg Donor Fees Taxable Income

By |January 24th, 2015|

The question of whether egg donor fees constitute taxable income has long been a muddy area: states have varied on their interpretations; some agencies issue 1099s to donors, some don’t; some donors claim […]

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Hollywood Reporter Looks Beyond Headlines of Celebrity Baby-Boom

By |January 17th, 2015|

Just out in the Jan. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter is a well-researched and informative article on assisted reproductive technology. Researchers from the publication interviewed me for the piece back in the […]

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How Far Does German Foreign Surrogacy Decision Go?

By |December 29th, 2014|

Several questions persist in the wake of last week’s German Supreme Court ruling ordering authorities to recognize the parentage of a gay couple who had a child via surrogacy in California (see our […]

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Children Born Abroad via Surrogacy Entitled to Legal Parents, German Court Rules

By |December 23rd, 2014|

In a landmark ruling released Dec. 19, Germany’s highest court essentially has paved the way for German intended parents via surrogacy to have their children recognized. Here is the best summary I have […]

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Germany Recognizes Parentage of Babies Born Via Surrogacy Abroad

By |December 20th, 2014|

In a historic ruling today, Germany’s Supreme Court ruled that the government must recognize the children born via surrogacy in other countries as the legal offspring of German intended parents. In its ruling […]

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Will 2015 Bring Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage?

By |December 19th, 2014|

Proponents of marriage equality have a lot to celebrate as we near the beginning of a new year. Since January 1, 2014, courts in 20 states have overturned bans on same-sex marriage, for […]

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Fertility Treatment Coverage Not Mandated Under ACA

By |November 21st, 2014|

Even as technological advances make creating a family via assisted reproductive technology easier and safer with more reliable result, it remains inaccessible to many people for one simple reason: money. Although government regulators […]

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