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Reproductive Surrogacy in Canada

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  • Introduction: To understand the story of surrogacy regulation in Canada, one must go back a quarter of a century to the appointment of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies (Royal Commission). In keeping with international practice, Canada’s strategy was to undertake a thorough study of assisted reproduction, including surrogacy – its practice, its effects, and the attitudes and fears it provokes – before settling on a regulatory approach. To that end, the Royal Commission was appointed in 1989 with a mandate to explore the social, ethical, legal, and economic implications of new reproductive technologies and to recommend a suitable sociolegal response.

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    2016
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    Chapter
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3W37M93J
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    © Cambridge University Press 2016. This material has been published in Handbook of Gestational surrogacy: International clinical practice and policy issues edited by E. S. Stills. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works.
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    • Nelson, E. (2016). Reproductive Surrogacy in Canada. In E. S. Stills (Ed.), Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy: International Clinical Practice & Policy Issues (pp. 123-130). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316282618.017
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    https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316282618.017