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TitleThe scope and content of the child"s right to identidy in the context of surrogacy
AuthorRispel, Shane-Leane
SubjectRight to identity
SubjectChild rights
AbstractMagister Legum - LLM
AbstractThe development of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has radically changed the landscape of the conventional family. It has permitted a platform for the creation of families and family structures with tremendous diversity in their demographic characteristics. It has also changed the way in which individuals become parents. The advances in medical and scientific fertility treatments have meant that for many the dream of having a child of their own has now become a real possibility. Public perception and attitudes towards infertility treatments and more latterly surrogacy has changed tremendously and becoming increasingly acceptable. While there are those who have celebrated the advancement in reproductive technologies and potential freedoms that this may contain, ART has opened the proverbial Pandora"s Box amongst scholars and the public policy makers, principally in the area of rights.
PublisherUniversity of the Western Cape