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A Comparative Socio-Legal Analysis of Responses to Surrogacy in Greece and the UK

Neofytou, Aikaterini (2018) A Comparative Socio-Legal Analysis of Responses to Surrogacy in Greece and the UK. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Surrogacy is an alternative means of reproduction that has been described as a

risks to autonomy, welfare and justice. However, many arguments against it are made

governed by diverse regulation worldwide, but such regulation generally has not been

both at national and international levels is increasing.

comparative socio-legal approach informed by a feminist perspective. I argue that

surrogacy, provided that there are no good reasons for preventing them from doing so.

participants and social justice - and determine that surrogacy should be permitted, if

using Greece and the UK as examples, and explore what, if anything, each regime

and protect the interests of the surrogacy participants.

socio-legal study. Greek law provides for an intention-based model of parenthood

judiciary, can become enforceable upon the child's birth, leading to an automatic

traditional altruistic surrogacy arrangements, but only regulates those taking place in

gestation and birth, and intended parents may acquire parenthood through a post-birth

Despite how unusual and novel the Greek legal approach is, it is poorly explored

limited data about people's experiences of surrogacy regulation in the UK, both

well as introducing a range of new concerns.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Sheldon, Sally
Thesis advisor: Horsey, Kirsty
Uncontrolled keywords: Surrogacy; surrogate motherhood; assisted reproduction; law and ethics of surrogacy; socio-legal comparative feminist research; access to surrogacy; regulation of surrogacy; parenthood following surrogacy; empirical research; Greek law on surrogacy; UK law on surrogacy.
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 11:10 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 14:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69428 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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