A Number But No Name: Is There a Constitutional Right to Know One’s Sperm Donor in Canadian Law?

Vanessa Gruben

in Trudo Lemmens, Andrew Flavelle Martin, Cheryl Milne and Ian B. Lee eds. Regulating Creation: The Law, Ethics and Policy of Assisted Human Reproduction (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017) 145-177.

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About the Author:

Vanessa Gruben teaches property law and family law, as well as a seminar on access to health care.  Her research focuses on the legal regulation of various aspects of assisted human reproduction including contractual disputes over frozen embryos, privacy and access to information, gamete donor anonymity, the regulation and funding of assisted reproductive technologies, and the constitutionality of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. Her research also includes health law more generally as well as the protection of language rights in Canada.  In addition to her research work, Professor Gruben has appeared on behalf of Amnesty International Canada before the Supreme Court of Canada in Charkaoui v. Canada, [2007] 1 S.C.R. 350;Charkaoui v. Canada, [2008] 2 S.C.R. 326; and Khadr v. Canada, [2010] SCC 3 and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. She is also a member of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Health Services Appeal and Review Board.

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