Family Law


Same sex couples & Surrogacy


Legal Studies

Surrogacy and same sex couples are an issue in our current society. Though some of the people from Australia’s community don’t really pay attention to these matters, the people involved do and they fight the government regally to try and make these matters legal.
IVF, Artificial insemination, and genetic manipulation are three ways to have a baby if the natural way is not available.  
IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) – Where fertilisation takes place outside the uterus and the embryo is manually placed in the surrogate mother’s uterus.
IVF Technology has progressed over the years making it more popular for couples who cannot have kids. IVF may be used to overcome female infertility in the woman due to problems of the fallopian tube, making fertilisation in vivo difficult. It may also assist in male infertility, where there is defect sperm quality, and in such cases ICSI may be used, where a sperm cell is injected directly into the egg cell. This is used when sperm have difficulty penetrating the egg, and in these cases the partner's or a donor's sperm may be used. ICSI is also used when sperm numbers are very low. ICSI results in success rates equal to those of IVF.
IVF technology has reached to the stage where you can pick the gender of your baby, this is done when X and Y chromosome are separated and injected into the egg separately. If they choose to have a girl they would inject the X chromosome and if a boy they inject The Y Chromosome.
Australian law has banned this from happening within its states and territories since 2004. And is against the law to do it within the country, However many other countries allow this such as the US, UK etc and many people go out of their way to go overseas to do this process
Though this may have been a Great discovery the ethical side is to be thought of before doing it. This is breaking the balance chain. Babies were meant to be a...