USD School of Law Professor Dov Fox Quoted in New York Times

Professor Dov Fox Quoted in New York Times

Professor Dov Fox

SAN DIEGO (June 7, 2019) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor and Director of the Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics, Dov Fox, was quoted in the Monday, June 3 New York Times article, “Their Children Were Conceived With Donated Sperm. It Was the Wrong Sperm.”

“These stories are extraordinarily heart-wrenching and really challenging for the law,” said Fox. “They are also far more common than we know.”

Few states regulate donor conception.  In 2016, California passed a law that offers some protections to families having children through assisted reproduction, but Fox believes that the laws should go further. He has proposed a new approach, called “confounded procreation.” Courts would recognize the loss when reproductive choices are confounded or compromised by the negligence or wrongdoing of companies offering assisted reproduction.

Click here to read the full story by Jacqueline Mroz.

About Professor Dov Fox

Professor Dov Fox teaches and writes in the areas of health law and bioethics, the regulation of technology and criminal law. He is the director for the Center of Health Law Policy and Bioethics. Fox’s newest book, Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law will be released this month. Fox serves on the advisory boards of the Appellate Defenders, American Constitution Society, and Illumina Genomics. Fox also works on National Institutes of Health grants on topics in genomic privacy, translational medicine, and biomedical research ethics.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 29th nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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