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News Posted on July 31, 2014

Professor Ikemoto Comments on Family Law and Technology for Associated Press

Professor Lisa Ikemoto commented for the Associated Press on the need for family law to evolve in light of new reproductive technologies. The article appeared in numerous media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle.

"Most of the laws we have in place deal with the use of these technologies once they have already been used and the child is born," said Ikemoto, and there is a need for laws that clarify the financial and legal responsibilities of surrogate mothers and sperm donors. 

Lisa Ikemoto teaches bioethics and health law courses at the UC Davis School of Law.  She has written extensively on genetic and reproductive technology, the regulation of fertility and pregnancy, and race and gender disparities in health care.  Her current work examines emerging issues in regenerative medicine, including stem cell research, and the human tissues market.

San Francisco Chronicle