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Overview of the Greek legislation regarding assisted reproduction and comparison with the EU legal framework.
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PMID:  22030280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this research was to ascertain how the opportunities now open by the Greek legislation regarding assisted reproduction fits with Greek society and how it compares with the wider EU legal framework. A revision of the Greek legislation took place a few years ago, with two new Acts. The different issues that arise from the two Acts and the relevant statements are examined. Issues such as the legal state of the newborn, involvement of a third party in the reproduction process, surrogacy, post-mortem fertilization and cryopreserved embryos are analytically presented. A pragmatic orientation seems to unfold, which is characterized by the prevalence of the benefits that can be obtained from the resources of reproductive technologies. The reality is that Greek society is still quite traditional, therefore specific parts of this new legislation do not fit with the current picture. A comparison with the other national legislative systems in existence within the EU has revealed specific differences. The creation of a common legislative framework covering most of the points raised through the implementation of assisted reproduction could provide guidance for any future legislative reforms or updates within a EU state, including Greece.
Grigorios Leon; Angela Papetta; Chara Spiliopoulou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive biomedicine online     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1472-6491     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101122473     Medline TA:  Reprod Biomed Online     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Greece.
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