Freezing as Freedom? A Regulatory Approach to Elective Egg Freezing and Women's Reproductive Autonomy

  • Vanessa Gruben Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, and a member of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, at the University of Ottawa.

Abstract

This article reviews concerns relating to the safety and efficacy surrounding the medical practice and social impacts of the increasingly popular practice of elective egg freezing. It argues that current regulation is inadequate to ensure this technology promotes women’s autonomy and to ensure women are receiving safe and high quality reproductive health care. It concludes by identifying three priority areas where specific regulation is required: information collection and disclosure, informed consent and fertility education, and assessment and counselling.
Published
2017-03-31
How to Cite
Gruben, V. (2017). Freezing as Freedom? A Regulatory Approach to Elective Egg Freezing and Women’s Reproductive Autonomy. Alberta Law Review, 54(3). https://doi.org/10.29173/alr773