Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy in Australia

Authored by: Isabel Karpin , Jenni Millbank

Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367195526
eBook ISBN: 9781003058519
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The regulation of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy in Australia has a very complicated history. There is no single piece of federal law that regulates these fields but, rather, a mixture of federal laws, federal guidelines and state laws governing access to ART, the use of surrogacy, parentage of children born through these means and access to information for off-spring and genetic relatives (see also Chapter 3.1 of this book).

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