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COVID 19 and Surrogacy Impacts

By Marla Neufeld | March 18, 2020

The COVID 19 virus has had a ripple effect through the entire world, and this impact has not spared the assisted reproductive technology world. Recent change in ASRM Guidelines on Embryo Transfers Recently, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has issued guidelines regarding the medical implications and precautions provided to those participating in assisted reproduction. …

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Traditional Surrogacy vs. Gestational Surrogacy Overview

By Marla Neufeld | March 13, 2020

Traditional Surrogacy vs. Gestational Surrogacy Introduction: Surrogacy is defined as “the process of carrying and delivering a child for another person.” Black’s Law Dictionary 1582 (9th ed.2009). Surrogacy is then divided into two main categories: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Traditional surrogacy vs gestational surrogacy is dependent on the source of the egg being used…

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Florida Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Inseminating a Woman Without Knowledge and Creates New Cause of Action, “Reproductive Battery”

By Marla Neufeld | March 6, 2020

Many states around the country are enacting laws to protect patients against reproductive fraud, with the Florida Senate just passing a law to address this important issue, subject to Florida House approval. The unanimously approved Senate Bill 698 is summarized per below. The new Senate bill was spearheaded by Florida Senator Lauren Book. An act…

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Summary of Florida Surrogacy Laws and Florida Egg Donation, Florida Sperm Donation, and Florida Embryo Donation Laws

By Marla Neufeld | March 2, 2020

Current Florida Assisted Reproductive Technology laws: Florida ART statutes are contained within Florida Statutes 742.11, 742.13 – 742.17 (enacted into law May 15, 1993) and Florida Statutes 63.213 (enacted into law May 30, 2003). Below is a brief summary of each Florida reproductive law. Florida Statutes 742.11, Presumed status of child conceived by means of…

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Florida Law Proposed Addressing Reproductive Fraud and Reproductive Battery

By Marla Neufeld | February 13, 2020

Pursuant to Professor Madeira of Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law’s article, Madeira, J. (2020). Understanding Illicit Insemination and Fertility Fraud, From Patient Experience to Legal Reform. Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, 39(1), 110-204: Recently, several cases have been filed in North America and Europe alleging that fertility physicians inseminated former patients with their…

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Final Rule by Department of State Changing Temporary Visitors Visa

By Marla Neufeld | January 24, 2020

Please find attached an advance copy of the Department of State final rule amending the B visa regulations to establish a rebuttable presumption that a B (Visitor) nonimmigrant visa applicant who a consular officer has reason to believe will give birth during her stay in the United States is traveling for the primary purpose of…

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