Emergent Legal Definitions of Parentage in Assisted Reproductive Technology
In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence is a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities that themselves do not exhibit such properties (Wikipedia).
State statutes and court cases involving Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) are examined to determine legal definitions of father and mother.
Education on women’s health
Recently, there is an ever growing movement to start discussing infertility in hopes of eliminating the shame associated with this topic it should start with our doctors. Women’s health isn’t just birth control and abortion. Education on women’s health should include all aspects of family planning and teaching us, starting at adolescence, about our fertility. We need to educate women on the pros/cons to delaying pregnancy and we need to discuss in detail the associated risks to various options as well.