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    Fertility Preservation for Children with Cancer: Legal and Ethical Challenges

    Maddox, Neil and McGovern, Claire (2022) Fertility Preservation for Children with Cancer: Legal and Ethical Challenges. SSRN Electronic Journal. pp. 1-25. ISSN 1556-5068

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    Fertility preservation for cancer patients (oncofertility) is a new and developing area of medical practice presenting unique legal and ethical challenges. This is particularly so when the patient is a child. This paper traces the development of this new discipline and the medical options for fertility preservation for children and young adults. It then examines the legal and ethical issues presented by oncofertility for children by considering the right to reproduce, consent of minors and proxy consent, as well as the question as to who controls the fate of the child’s cryopreserved reproductive tissue. Some tentative conclusions are drawn.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Funding Information: This report was completed with funding from the Irish Research Council's New Foundations Scheme which the authors happily acknowledge.
    Keywords: Fertility Preservation; Children; Consent; Posthumous Conception; Human Gametes; Children with Cancer; Legal challendges; Ethical Challenges;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 18124
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    Depositing User: Dr. Neil Maddox
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2024 12:23
    Journal or Publication Title: SSRN Electronic Journal
    Publisher: SSRN
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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