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Regulating Creation

The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Assisted Human Reproduction

edited by Trudo Lemmens, Andrew Flavell Martin, Ian B. Lee & Cheryl Milne

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2017
Health Care Issues, General, General, General, Public Affairs & Administration
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In 2004, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act was passed by the Parliament of Canada. Fully in force by 2007, the act was intended to safeguard and promote the health, safety, dignity, and rights of Canadians. However, a 2010 Supreme Court of Canada decision ruled that key parts of the act were invalid.


Regulating Creation is a collection of essays built around the 2010 ruling. Featuring contributions by Canadian and international scholars, it offers a variety of perspectives on the role of law in dealing with the legal, ethical, and policy issues surrounding changing reproductive technologies. In addition to the in-depth analysis of the Canadian case the volume reflects on how other countries, particularly the U.S., U.K. and New Zealand regulate these same issues.


Combining a detailed discussion of legal approaches with an in-depth exploration of societal implications, Regulating Creation deftly navigates the obstacles of legal policy amidst the rapid current of reproductive technological innovation.

About the authors

Trudo Lemmens is Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy in the Faculty of Law, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto.

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Andrew Flavelle Martin is a SSHRC Bombardier CGS Scholar & Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

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Ian B. Lee is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

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Cheryl Milne is the Executive Director of the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

‘This book offers a thorough and comprehensive analysis of assisted human reproduction ("AHR"), I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about the complicated topic of AHR.’

Saskatchewan Law Review vol 81: 2018