Legal Aspects of Aid

  • Douglas J. Cusine


It is not possible in the space of this article to dicuss all legal issues raised by Artificial Insemination by Donor (AID). I shall therefore confine my comments to those which arise out of the doctor/patient relationship but consider also the status of the child.


Penal Code Civil Code Legal Aspect Civil Liability Reasonable Care 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas J. Cusine
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawOld AberdeenScotland

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