THE RIGHT TO KNOW ONE'S ORIGINS
Assisted Human Reproduction and the Best Interests of Children
Juliet Guichon, Ian Mitchell, Michelle Giroux
This collection of essays addresses the interests and rights of donor-conceived people. The contributors shine light from many directions on the issues of secrecy and donor anonymity. Adults and children who have been donorconceived offer their varied and sometimes emotion-rich perspectives; health scientists review the literature and assess the health risks of secrecy and anonymity; ethics experts discuss the history and ethics of the issues; and legal scholars consider international and domestic law, and formulate actionable proposals for legislative change.
This book puts the child of assisted conception at the centre. It makes a significant contribution to the debate about whether people who are donor-conceived should know the circumstances of their conception, and the identity of their progenitors.
Juliet R. Guichon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Ian Mitchell is a Professor of Paediatrics and bioethicist in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Michelle Giroux is Professor of Law, University of Ottawa.