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Author Ignovska, Elena,
Title Sperm donation, single women and filiation / Elena Ignovska.
Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; Portland, OR : Intersentia, [2015]

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Author Ignovska, Elena,
Subject Artificial insemination, Human -- Law and legislation.
Human reproductive technology -- Law and legislation.
Parent and child (Law)
Single women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Artificial insemination, Human -- Law and legislation -- European Union countries.
Artificial insemination, Human -- Law and legislation -- North Macedonia.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 384 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-384).
Note "On 10 september 2014, ghent university law school (belgium) awarded elena ignovska the degree of doctor of law. ... the present volume is the commercial edition of her dissertation."--Foreword.
Contents Part 1. Mapping the terrain from an interdisciplinary and international perspective: Terminology -- International regulations -- Overview of the national regulations in ten European countries -- Part 2. The legal, ethical and sociological positions of the participants: Assisting single women to found families -- Sperm donors as assistance to reproduction for single women -- Children conceived by sperm donors' assistance to single women -- Part 3. Legal ways of establishing fatherhood: Establishing fatherhood through an international prism -- Applying the results of the analysis in the case of the Republic of Macedonia.
Summary Although recent family law debates have been predominantly paedo-centric, the founding of "bio-medically assisted families" still focuses on the individual parents' rights to reproduce. By introducing donations, the donor's genetic contribution becomes instrumental, and the legal attribution of parenthood is negotiated through expressed intentions. The absence of a genetic, social, and/or legal father can only occur in single women's conceptions by choice, hence calling into question the role of the societal father. This neglects the future child's voice in private and family life issues on at least two levels: the informational level (lacking information about origins, often related to personal identity) and the legal/functional level (care provided by both parents). Furthermore, it emphasizes the inconsistency in the treatment of "naturally" and "artificially" conceived children, since the latter have restricted access to parental judicial proceedings. The conflicts between individuals in the family go beyond national family laws and become a matter of reconciling progenitors' and children's human rights. Yet, the discrepancies between different civil law jurisdictions are remarkable. In addition, the sensitivity of the filiation of children conceived by sperm donation to single women requires more than legal solutions - it requires an interdisciplinary approach encompassing ethics, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. Moreover, in debating the situation and suggesting solutions, the issue also becomes political. This book clarifies many concepts and examines the rationale behind this legal complexity in ten national European jurisdictions. It also confronts the rights and responsibilities of the stakeholders, providing a balanced independent conclusion and suggestions towards international harmonization.-- Provided by Publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781780683362 (pbk.)
1780683367 (pbk.)
OCLC # 1021283751
Additional Format Print version: Ignovska, Elena. Sperm donation, single women and filiation. Cambridge, U.K. ; Portland, OR : Intersentia, [2015] 1780683367 9781780683362 (DLC) 2015463416 (OCoLC)931645613.

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