Parentage via sperm donation and the matter of “consent”

The donation of sperm or eggs is a very laudable social service and demand in the UK is increasing[1], albeit, sperm is in short supply for artificial insemination (AI).  The service can be carried out by one of the many reputable licenced clinics recommended by the HFEA which regulates their activities and gives a great…

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Parental Responsibility and Consent for a DNA Test

Parental Responsibility refers to “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property”[1].  In real terms, this means having input into substantial matters affecting a child’s well-being, such as education, religion medical treatments, appointing a guardian, holidays and extended…

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