Assisted Reproductive Technologies - Science, Ethics, Law and Current Issues

The article discusses legal and ethical issues related to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in Australia. The legislation governing ART in the country include the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 and the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002. It tackles preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), egg freezing technology and posthumous use of gametes or embryos. Surrogacy arrangements are allowed under certain circumstances in Western Australia and Victoria.

Format: 

  • External Link

Category: 

  • Regulation

Type: 

  • Research

Audience: 

  • General

Author: 

Tracey Setter, Louise Johnson

Journal: 

Legaldate

Volume: 

21

Issue: 

4

Year: 

2009