48 Hours: Primer to Posthumous Sperm Retrieval and Reproductive Use

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: June 27, 2018
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  • Case Study: Hecht v. Superior Court (Kane) ('93)
  • Limitations on Post-Mortem Collection and/or Use of Reproductive Materials
  • Perspectives from the Tissue Bank
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: June 27, 2018


Join our speakers as they discuss the background regarding posthumous sperm retrieval, use of retrieved sperm for reproductive purposes, and legal, medical, and practical considerations and steps to retrieval.

Posthumous sperm retrieval is a hot issue for ART attorneys and timing is critical when you get "the phone call". Panelists will discuss medical retrieval, legal considerations regarding retrieval and use, probate issues, FDA requirements, ASRM guidelines, fertility clinic issues, cryobank standards, ethical concerns, case review (Hecht v. Kane), and practical advice regarding how to prepare for these "emergency" cases when you get the phone call. The discussion will include case reviews and practical advice regarding how to prepare for these emergency cases when you get the phone call.

This program was recorded on June 27th, 2018.

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American Bar Association

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