Can the UK’s birth registration system better serve the interests of those born following collaborative assisted reproduction?

@inproceedings{Crawshaw2017CanTU,
  title={Can the UK’s birth registration system better serve the interests of those born following collaborative assisted reproduction?},
  author={Marilyn A Crawshaw and Eric D Blyth and Julia Feast},
  booktitle={Reproductive biomedicine & society online},
  year={2017}
}
Current birth registration systems fail to serve adequately the interests of those born as a result of gamete and embryo donation and surrogacy. In the UK, changes to the birth registration system have been piecemeal, reactive and situation-specific and no information is recorded about gamete donors. Birth registration has thereby become a statement of legal parentage and citizenship only, without debate as to whether it should serve any wider functions. This sits uneasily with the increasingly… CONTINUE READING

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