Regulations and legal reasoning on assisted reproduction in Sweden
Health Law Research Centre has the honour to invite you to the seminar "Regulations and legal reasoning on assisted reproduction in Sweden".
The seminar will be held by Elin Jonsson, researcher (LL.D.) and teacher at the Department of Law at Umeå University. With a B.A. in gender studies as well, their research interests include theoretical perspectives on the law relating to sexuality and gender.
The regulation of assisted reproduction in Swedish healthcare was first drawn up forty years ago. After the turn of the millennium, it has undergone significant changes – both in terms of who can be assisted in biological and genetic parenthood, and what use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) is considered acceptable. Since 2006, the legal regulation of the use of assisted reproduction is found in the Genetic Integrity Act. In addition to the Act, the regulatory framework on insemination and IVF consists of multiple instructions and guidelines. The concepts of ethics and naturalness have in this field been filled with different meanings over the years. This presentation deals with the framework that the legislation forms, how the legislation has been motivated and its interaction with family law in the matter of who shall be considered the legal parent of a child.
The seminar is free, held in English and will also be available online. Register for the seminar by clicking on this link.