A reproductive medicine attorney is a lawyer who specializes in legal issues related to reproductive rights, medical procedures, and technologies related to human reproductive health.
Reproductive medicine includes a wide range of practices such as artificial insemination, surrogacy, gamete preservation, women’s sexual and reproductive health, contraception, and other family planning methods. In Ukraine, there is no single normative legal act that would regulate the issue of reproductive medicine, but there are legislative provisions that contain an indirect reference to reproductive technologies, such as:
- Constitution of Ukraine;
- Family Code of Ukraine;
- Law of Ukraine “Basics of the legislation of Ukraine on health care”;
- Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated September 9, 2013 No. 787 “On approval of the Procedure for the use of assisted reproductive technologies in Ukraine”.
A reproductive medicine attorney specializes in these laws and provides legal support to people seeking reproductive health care.
He can also provide a variety of services, such as consulting on legal issues, preparing legal documents, protecting the rights of clients in court cases, conducting negotiations with medical institutions, etc. Let’s take a closer look at each type of assistance.
- Consultation and legal analysis: A lawyer can provide advice on legal issues related to reproductive medicine and do a legal analysis of your situation. He can explain your rights, responsibilities and options under local law.
- Preparation of documents: He can help you with the preparation of various legal documents related to reproductive medicine. These may include artificial insemination contracts, surrogacy contracts, germ cell preservation documents, as well as legal statements and notices that may be required for reproductive medicine procedures.
- Advocacy and Litigation: If your rights in reproductive medicine are violated or you face legal conflicts, an attorney can represent and defend you in court. These may be cases related to the violation of surrogacy contracts, medical malpractice, or any other disputes arising in the context of reproductive medicine.
- Negotiations and Mediation: An attorney can help negotiate with medical facilities, insurance companies, or other parties involved in reproductive medicine. He can also act as a mediator, that is, a person who helps in the mediation process in order to settle the dispute.
- Legalization and international issues: In cases where you intend to use assisted reproductive technologies abroad or when international aspects affect your situation, a lawyer can provide legal support and advice on legal issues related to different countries or international agreements.
- Legal Aspects of Donation and Surrogacy: It can help you understand the legal aspects of donation, including the legal status of donors, rights and responsibilities regarding donor materials, and privacy and confidentiality of donor information. And it will also help you with the preparation and understanding of the surrogacy contract, the determination of the legal status of the child born through surrogacy, and the resolution of legal issues that arise in connection with this process.
If you need the services of a lawyer in the field of reproductive medicine, contact the law firm “Pryhodko and Partners”. Our company has extensive experience and specializes in reproductive medicine, providing qualified legal assistance to its clients.
In addition, we have a team of experienced attorneys who deeply understand the complexity of legal issues related to reproductive medicine. Our services include: consultations, preparation of necessary documents, representation of your interests and assistance in resolving legal issues related to assisted reproductive technologies, donation, surrogacy and other aspects of reproductive medicine.