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Episode 1819th August 2022 • International IVF Initiative Podcast • The International IVF Initiative
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Welcome to the latest episode of the I3 podcast where we are sharing the Beyond the Webinar discussion following our webinar discussion on whether people in person should be entitled to fertility treatment and fertility preservation. Should prisoners retain the right to a private or family life? Should restriction to procreation form part of their sentence? It was a fascinating conversation and do make sure you watch the main session which you can view here 

What was discussed: 

  • Smuggling Sperm 
  • People incarcerated with frozen eggs outside - what happens with consent? 
  • Can they have a surrogate? 
  • Can a man with frozen sperm who is incarcerated and his wife start fertility treatment? 
  • can it happen, if the clinic gets consent? 
  • How consent happens - in person or virtually
  • Kits available today have made it easier for young men to freeze their sperm
  • Risk of infection if a man was to try and collect his own semen in a prison environment
  • How ART has made it possible for so many different scenarios
  • Data says that there is less reoffending when you are given congenital visits. 
  • Genetic assessment of criminality.
  • Clinics declining or postponing consent
  • ‘Meaningful productive parental relationship’
  • The welfare of the child considerations
  • Impact on a child or a prisoner
  • Healthcare access in prison- where does ART fit?
  • The overturning of Roe v Wade and its implications

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