author: Maurice Rickard

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    Maurice Rickard

    • Maurice Rickard
    • 19 September 2007

    Dr Maurice Rickard is a Canberra researcher and former Australian Parliamentary Fellow. Further elaboration of the issues mentioned here can be found in the paper "Is it medically legitimate to provide assisted reproductive treatments to fertile lesbians and single women?" Australian Parliamentary Library.

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    Community needs a say on fertility procedures law

    • Maurice Rickard
    • 19 September 2007

    A far reaching social reform such as uniform fertility laws requires sustained debate. It's not up to legislators and medical practitioners to decide what constitutes a proper use of medicine. Medicine is fundamentally a social practice, one whose goals and purposes in which the entire community has a legitimate stake.

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