20 Nov, 2020
To celebrate Transgender Awareness Week and commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, we have summarised the current legal landscape for trans people changing their legal gender in the UK and how we need to continue to campaign for more positive reform. A brief history Legal recognition of the right of trans adults to change their gender was introduced by the Gender Recognition Act 2004 as a result of years of hard work by campaigners and several cases before the European Court of...
11 Nov, 2020
Natalie Gamble was part of the panel of speakers discussing known donation at the Progress Educational Trust’s event: ‘Known unknowns: the pros, cons and consequences of known donation’. The event, attended by more than 200 people and covered in a feature on Woman’s Hour, discussed the rise of known egg and sperm donation, asking what the advantages, disadvantages and long-term implications for donor-conceived people are where parents conceive with an egg or sperm donor they know....
You can read more about the HFEA and the work they do, here: https://t.co/NiqnGfiUHM As well as a recent article written for @BrillBeginnings on the HFEA’s update to clarify exporting eggs, sperm and embryos for international surrogacy: https://t.co/6APHMIRf7I
The Authority oversees a staff which licenses and inspects fertility clinics in the UK. Without authorisation from the HFEA, clinics would not be able to carry out numerous procedures relating to surrogacy.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) was set up in 1991 and comprises members (the majority of whom are clinicians, researchers or other fertility/embryology professionals) and a lay chair. https://t.co/KxzreYANuA
Is UK law changing the way it views commercial surrogacy arrangements? (The Review, Issue 206, July 2020)
- The Review, 28 July 2020
Family planning: how Covid-19 has placed huge strains on all stages of surrogacy
- The Guardian, 14 June 2020
Surrogacy Is Complicated—Then Add a Global Pandemic
- Marie Claire, 17 May 2020
Parents are hiring jets to see their surrogate children for the first time
- Wired, 13 May 2020