by Sam everingham
Posted on 2016-12-19 at 21:13:13
Jessica Hepburn is the author of The Pursuit of Motherhood (www.thepursuitofmotherhood.com) and Founder of Fertility Fest, the world’s first arts festival on the science of making babies (www.fertilityfest.com). She has become a regular commentator in the press & media about fertility, infertility and IVF and speaks at numerous events including The Fertility Show in London and Manchester. She is also committed to raising awareness and funds to support adults and children who have not been able to create the families they long for. In 2015 she swam the English Channel, raising over £25,000, and in April 2017 will be running the London Marathon for the national charity, Fertility Network UK.
Three Australian jurisdictions – NSW, ACT & Queensland – have laws criminalising overseas surrogacy. However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted. In fact even when the rare case has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, they have declined to take action. There […]
The issue of COVID-19 vaccine administration in pregnancy is a really contentious topic. Various professional organizations have offered guidance that has ranged from a strong endorsement of receiving vaccination to a more cautious stance. Evidence is showing that pregnant women are a high-risk category. What this means is if surrogates contract Covid and this develops […]
In my capacity as an expert on cross-border surrogacy globally, I was invited to an International Forum In Cambridge, UK on 29-30 June this year. Experts were weighted towards lawyers and non-profits from the UK, US & Australia, with reasonable representation from Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, South Africa & New Zealand and much smaller representation of […]