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Post-Mortem Sperm Retrieval And The Social Security Administration: How Modern Reproductive Technology Makes Strange Bedfellows, Mary F. Radford Jan 2009

Post-Mortem Sperm Retrieval And The Social Security Administration: How Modern Reproductive Technology Makes Strange Bedfellows, Mary F. Radford

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This article was prepared in conjunction with the Thurgood Marshall School of Law March, 2009 symposium on "Emerging Issues in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law." The article examines a relatively new assisted reproduction technique through which the sperm of a man who has recently died is retrieved after his death, cryopreserved, and then later used by a woman (spouse, partner, or other) to produce a child. While much has been written about posthumously-conceived children (children conceived from sperm that were banked by the father while he was alive), there has to date been little examination of the ramifications of post-mortem ...