author={K. O'donovan},
  journal={International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family},
  • K. O'donovan
  • Published 1988
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family
Psychological and Societal Impacts of Unknown Descent and The Islamic Objective of Nasab. A Preliminary Study of Chosen Biomedical Technologies
This paper is a preliminary study on the expected implications of some chosen biomedical developments on the loss of descent (nasab), its psychological effects on children and parents, andExpand
Children’s rights and social media: Issues and prospects for adoptive families in Italy
The Italian case is explored through a qualitative study of professionals working in private and public foster and adoptive services to analyses the risks and opportunities presented by social media in the everyday life of adoptive families, with particular attention to children’s rights and recommendations for families and professionals. Expand
Sperm Donation and the Right to Privacy
  • Oliver Hallich
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • The New bioethics : a multidisciplinary journal of biotechnology and the body
  • 2017
It is argued that anonymity may harm the child only if the gametes’ recipients decide to disclose information about the circumstances of her birth to the child, and the view that the best practice of sperm donation would be ‘direct donation’, i.e. that the identity of the donor is known from the time of conception. Expand
The Law of surrogacy: who should the legal parents of the baby be?
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws Degree, Strathmore University Law School
Should the rights of the donor-conceived-offspring be the ruling bioethical principle of the disclosure of information regarding gamete donation in the UK?
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Disclosure of Donor Information) Regulations 2004 removed the right of gamete donors to anonymity and gave donor-conceived-offspring a legal right to identify,Expand
Never Knowing ‘One’s Past’: Genetic Ancestry Vetoes as Discrimination?
Although the ‘biogenetic substance shared in reproduction has the constitutive power to create kinship,’ it does not necessarily always serve to ‘dictate social relations.’ Where reproductiveExpand
The Blood-Tie: ‘Properly Locked Drawers’ and a ‘Doomed Quality’
As the preceding chapter sought to argue, the preservation and pursuit of ‘ancestral substance’Grace 2008), pp. 257–262 at p. 257. and ‘authentic narrative’On the importance of authenticity seeExpand
The Right of the Children to Know Their Origin in Adopting and Medically Assisted Reproduction
The progressive developments in biotechnology present many delicate issues to be resolved in the context of family law. Among them, the child's right to know their biological origin is aExpand
The Donor‐Conceived Child's ‘Right to Personal Identity’: The Public Debate on Donor Anonymity in the United Kingdom
How donor anonymity has been defined as a social problem that requires a regulative response is discussed, and the genetic essentialism behind these claims is discussed. Expand
Gamete donation: parents' experiences of searching for their child's donor siblings and donor.
Having access to information about a child's donor origins is important for some parents and has potentially positive consequences and these findings have wider implications because the removal of donor anonymity in the UK and elsewhere means that increasing numbers of donor offspring are likely to seek contact with their donor relations in the future. Expand