The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many different aspects in people’s lives. One of the more unique aspects deals with surrogacy matters. Surrogacy is experiencing a nationwide challenge due to the COVID-19 travel ban that has closed U.S. borders to a vast majority...
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A California Court of Appeals has upheld a trial ruling that stated a woman has no right to use her dead husband’s sperm for in vitro fertilization. The lawsuit was brought by Sarah Robertson, whose husband was afflicted with Marfan syndrome. The couple was married in...
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technology in which sperm-to-egg fertilization to create an embryo occurs outside the body. Once the egg is fertilized, an IVF physician then transfers the resulting embryo to a uterus. Prospective parents may...
When you are struggling with infertility, you may hear a lot of advice from friends and family about conceiving a child. More than likely, this advice will not be based on medical knowledge. In fact, this advice often is wrong and touches on these five common myths...
On behalf of Steven H. Snyder & Associates | Dec 4, 2019 |
There are no clear standards across the United States when it comes to using a surrogate mother to have a baby, and Minnesota is no exception. There are no laws prohibiting (or permitting or regulating) gestational or traditional surrogacy in the state.The Minnesota...
On behalf of Steven H. Snyder & Associates | Nov 1, 2019 |
Utah’s Supreme Court recently ruled that a Utah state statute is unconstitutional because it excluded same-sex couples from being able to enter into gestational surrogacy contracts.The issue came about when an unnamed same-sex couple wanted to enter into a...
On behalf of Steven H. Snyder & Associates | Jul 18, 2019 |
There’s a huge misconception surrounding pregnancies; between films like Knocked Up and Juno, people believe it’s incredibly easy to reproduce. All you need to do is have unprotected sex.However, the reality surrounding pregnancy is quite different. Most...
On behalf of Steven H. Snyder & Associates | Mar 26, 2019 |
As technology, science, and medicine continue to evolve, so are the ways same-sex couples can grow and expand their families.In one reported case, two mothers got to both experience what it is like to play a role in carrying their child, a now happy 9-month-old. The...
A lawsuit that resulted from the inadvertent destruction of more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos is causing legal repercussions far beyond the immediate aftermath of the incident.Last March, a storage tank malfunctioned at the University Hospitals Fertility Center...
On behalf of Steven H. Snyder & Associates | Nov 21, 2018 |
The answer is yes, a doctor can harvest sperm from a cadaver. The next question is whether the doctor should.Sperm can remain viable for between 24 and 48 hours after a man dies. Doctors will first look for physical damage to the testicles, then talk to survivors to...
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