Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008

9 December 2008

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 has now received Royal Assent. The Explanatory Notes can be found here. Helpfully, the Department of Health has published a revised version of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 as it will look when amended by the 2008 Act (ie, when the provisions of the 2008 Act come into force on a date to be announced).

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News: taking sperm after death

8 October 2008

There has been a judgement of the High Court in the case of a woman who wishes to use sperm taken from her husband after his death (without his consent). For the BBC News story, see here. The HFEA has released a statement and a note about the case. The High Court judgement is here.