Late last year, in reaction to recent incendiary industry scandals and calls to modernize California statutes relating to third party reproduction, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Assembly Bill 1217, which became operative January 1, 2013, as California Family Code Sections 7960 et seq. Efforts to codify California law have been ongoing for two decades without success. Led by the lobbying efforts of Bill...
Mental health professionals often are in the position of helping people build families with the help of egg or sperm donors. At times we see people who have been trying to get pregnant on their own, sometimes for years, and are devastated that they have not been able to conceive a child. We also see same sex couples or single...
The lawsuit by the state of Kansas against hapless sperm donor William
Marotta of Topeka continues to make headlines. In case you unplugged
during the holidays, here’s the back story: In 2009 Mr. Marotta
responded to a Craig’s List ad soliciting a sperm donor to enable a
lesbian couple, Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, to have a child
On August 23rd Rufus Wainwright will be marrying his partner of five years, Jorn Weisbrodt, out in Montauk, Long Island.
I've always liked Rufus Wainwright's music, but only became interested in his family building story after I saw him in concert in July.
The show opened with Adam Cohen, son of the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, and...
We generally accept that every person has the right to create a family of their own. But for transsexual persons this did not seem obvious until the recent past because the hormone treatments and surgeries necessary for transition would leave those people unable to reproduce.
Thirty years ago a question about fertility preservation prior to sexual reassignment surgery had relevance...