Assisted Human Reproduction Act: Recent updates on reimbursement to donors and surrogates

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February 27, 2020
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On June 9, 2019, the federal government tabled regulations pursuant to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act detailing what will be considered an appropriate reimbursement to donors of reproductive material and to individuals acting as surrogates. Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Kris Ade, Student-at-law, in writing this blog post. The regulations, which will come… Read more »

S.H. v. D.H. Revisted – Use of Embryos After Separation

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June 14, 2019
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Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Alaina Woolfrey, Student-at-Law in writing this blog post. In July 2018, the Superior Court of Justice released its decision in S.H. v. D.H., wherein it was held that the wife of a separated couple should be permitted access to the last remaining embryo owned by the couple,… Read more »

Can an embryo be treated as “property”?

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August 3, 2018
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It is estimated that around 16 per cent of couples in Canada experience infertility, and more and more people are turning to assisted reproduction to form their families. This can bring with it a whole raft of new legal issues. A recent precedent-setting case by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, S.H. v. D.H., looked… Read more »

Three Parent Babies – What is the Law?

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October 6, 2016
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Our very own Erin Lepine was featured this week on CBC Radio’s Ontario Today, talking about the baby boy born earlier this year who was the product of a ‘three parent’ fertility technique. Embryologists used a process called spindle nuclear transfer, which uses genetic material from three different people, in an attempt to produce an embryo without the genes for Leigh syndrome.

Key Considerations When Thinking About Surrogacy

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July 7, 2016
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As reproductive science continues to advance, fertility law is fighting to keep up. In the absence of clear and detailed legislation, however, it can be difficult to know one’s rights and obligations. While pulling from existing legislation and legal principles can help to deal with legal issues affecting both the intended parent(s) and the surrogate, there remain a plethora of issues that should be carefully considered before deciding to use or become a surrogate.