Dividing Frozen Embryos

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Dividing Frozen Embryos
Dividing Frozen Embryos

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Course Description

As of 2002, CDC said 7.3 million, or 12%, of women and their partners were experiencing infertility. Infertility treatments and Assisted Reproductive Technology have made great strides in the recent past. It is estimated that there are 600,000 – 1m frozen embryos currently in storage in the USA. However, genetic material is still quasi-property for purposes of ownership, control, transfer and bailment. What do we do if parties disagree about the disposition of unused embryos? Viewers of this program will learn about this developing area of law. Legal theories and case studies will be presented.

Length: 53min

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Anna Howard

Anna Cathleen Howard grew up in San Diego and Los Angeles, and she obtained her bachelor’s degree at University of Southern California. As a student there, she served on the Academic Honors Society and mentored at-risk youth in the South Central Los Angeles community. Anna then attended University of San Diego’s School of Law, graduating in 2011. While in law school, Anna volunteered with an immigration clinic, clerked for Federal Judge Michael Anello, and interned at the Public Defender’s office. After graduation, Anna worked at several law firms, focusing on security transactions and assisted reproduction rights, before starting her own firm. Anna lives and practices law in Carlsbad, California. She spends her free time with her close-knit family, swimming, body surfing, and volunteering.


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