28 judgments found.

S.H. v. Austria

Country: Austria
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 57813/00
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The four applicants in this case were two couples suffering from infertility. The first couple included a woman who suffered from fallopian-tube-related infertility, which prevented ova from passing into her uterus, and her husband, who was infertile. The second couple included a woman who suffered from agonadism, which means she did not produce ova at …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Family planning, Fertility, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Pregnancy
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Case 2010-068

Country: Belgium
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Court Constiutionelle]
Citation: No. 4733. C. C., n°2010-068, 10 June 2010
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The applicant ASBL is an activist organization dedicated to the promotion of respect for human life and integrity of the person at every stage of development. The applicant group sought to annul Article 3 of a December 2008 law that allowed a wide range of human bodily material to be obtained and used for the …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Fertility, In vitro fertilization, Infertility
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Re Assisted Human Reproduction Act

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2010 SCC 61
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

The Attorney General (AG) of Quebec challenged the constitutionality of sections 8 to 19, 40 to 53, 60, 61 and 68 of Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act (the “Act”) on federalism grounds. Some of these provisions create or relate to prohibitions on human cloning and various aspects of the commercialization of reproductive materials and functions. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Childbirth, Clinics, Criminalization, Family planning, Fertility, Health care technology, Health facilities, Health regulation, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Case 445/2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of Castilla-La Mancha
Citation: STSJCM 12-3-2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

The appellant, a beneficiary of defendant public health institution Health Service of Castilla-La Mancha (“SESCAM”), received three fertility treatment cycles (two in a private institution and one in a public health institution) with negative results. The appellant then sought new fertility treatments from SESCAM, arguing that she was entitled to funding for three treatments of …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Fertility, Health care technology, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Social security
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Yearworth v. North Bristol NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 37
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to property
Facts:

Six men appealed the decision of the Exeter County Court that denied recovery in tort for the damage of their sperm held in frozen storage at a facility run by the North Bristol NHS Trust (the “Trust”). All six of the men were diagnosed with cancer and were advised that chemotherapy was the appropriate treatment. …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Cancer, Compensation, Damages, Depression, Duty of care, Family planning, Fertility, Health facilities, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Negligence, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Yolanda v. Regional Healthcare Department of the Generalitat Valenciana

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 16-11-2009 Appeal No. 4426/2008
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff sued the defendant, Regional Healthcare Department of the Generalitat Valenciana (RHD) for a refund of medical expenses following its denial of fertilization treatment. The plaintiff was carrying a genetic illness multiple endocrine neoplasia type II (MEN II). She had surgery after being diagnosed with the disease. Subsequently, the plaintiff decided she wanted to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Emergency care, Fertility, Health funding, Health insurance, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security, Tertiary care
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Case VII SA/Wa 185/07

Country: Poland
Year: 2007
Court: Voivodeship Administrative Court - Warsaw
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

On August 2006, the Director of the Voivodeship Branch of the National Health Fund rejected the application of the plaintiffs for the reimbursement of the costs incurred during the plaintiff’s in vitro fertilization procedure. The plaintiffs had neither obtained a physician’s referral for the in vitro treatment nor filed an application with the Director of …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Diagnostics, Examination, Fertility, Health care technology, Health funding, Health insurance, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pregnancy, Reimbursement, Social security
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Evans v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Evans v. United Kingdom [GC], App. No. 6339/05, 46 Eur. H.R. Rep. 34 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant had her eggs extracted for the purposes of in vitro fertilization in 2001. Her ovaries were thereafter removed due to the presence of tumors. Six embryos were created using her eggs and the sperm of her partner ‘J.’. Schedule 3 of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act of 1990 allowed for the withdrawal of …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Family planning, Fertility, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Parental consent, Parental notification, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification
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Terry Buffett v. Canadian Forces

Country: Canada
Year: 2006
Court: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Citation: 2006 CHRT 39
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Terry Buffet, a male service member in the Canadian Armed Forces wanted to use his employment benefit for in vitro fertilization (IVF) because of reasons of his infertility. The Canadian Forces (CF) provided insurance for military members, but not for their family members. CF did, however, provide coverage of IVF to female military members. Upon …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Differently abled, Disabled, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Physically challenged
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AB v. The Attorney-General for the State of Victoria

Country: Australia
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: (2005) 12 VR 485; [2005] VSC 180
Health Topics: Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

AB’s husband passed away from a motor vehicle accident in the state of Victoria. The couple usually resided in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment was available in the ACT, but s 43 of the Infertility Treatment Act 1995 (IT Act) prohibited the use of a dead man’s sperm for a …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Family planning, In vitro fertilization, Informed choice
Download Judgment: English