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    Reframing the Australian Medico-Legal Model of Infertility.Anita Stuhmcke - 2021 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 18 (2):305-317.
    Australian law affirms a binary construction of fertility/infertility. This model is based upon the medical categorization of infertility as a disease. Law supports medicine in prioritizing technology, such as in vitro fertilization, as treatment for infertility. This prioritization of a medico-legal model of infertility in turn marginalizes alternative means of family creation such as adoption, fostering, traditional surrogacy, and childlessness. This paper argues that this binary model masks the impact of medicalization upon reproductive choice and limits opportunity for infertile individuals (...)
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    Tick Tock Goes the Clock: Rethinking Policy and Embryo Storage Limits.Anita Stuhmcke - 2014 - Feminist Legal Studies 22 (3):285-306.
    Cryopreservation of human embryos remains, in many jurisdictions, a critical component of the use of the technology of in vitro fertilisation in assisted reproduction. However, although the reasons for the freezing of reproductive material—such as cost effectiveness and reducing risks of IVF—are a constant across jurisdictions, the desirable length of storage remains subject to ongoing regulatory debate. Internationally embryo storage limits are variable. This article features data from a recent Australian research project which explores individual attitudes, desires and understandings of (...)
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    Reflections on Autonomy in Travel for Cross Border Reproductive Care.Anita Stuhmcke - 2021 - Monash Bioethics Review 39 (1):1-27.
    Travel for reproductive health care has become a widespread global phenomenon. Within the field, the decision to travel to seek third parties to assist with reproduction is widely assumed to be autonomous. However there has been scant research exploring the application of the principle of autonomy to the experience of the cross-border traveller. Seeking to contribute to the growing, but still small, body of sociological bioethics research, this paper maps the application of the ethical principle of autonomy to the lived (...)
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