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Mary Yarwood

Mary Yarwood

Mary Yarwood is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and a Volunteer at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She is currently studying for a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, where she previously obtained an MA in Medical Law and Ethics. Her PhD research focuses on whether prisoners should be given access to reproductive technologies to enable them to have children while incarcerated. Previously, she studied Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 


BioNews Comment articles written by Mary Yarwood:


Sperm smuggling and fatherhood from behind bars

10 September 2012 - by Mary Yarwood

The recent news reports that Ammar Zibden, a Palestinian imprisoned in Israel, has managed to smuggle his sperm out of prison and become a father highlight a number of problematic issues... [Read More]

Missing the point? Human rights, prisoners and artificial insemination

20 June 2011 - by Mary Yarwood

The anger generated by the knowledge that in the UK only one prisoner since 2007 has been granted access to artificial insemination (AI) shows there is very little public support for prisoners starting a family while behind bars... [Read More]


BioNews News articles written by Mary Yarwood:


US Senate passes fertility bill for injured veterans

17 December 2012 - by Mary Yarwood

The United States Senate has passed a bill that would allow veterans who have sustained damage to their reproductive organs during active service to have fertility treatment paid for... [Read More]

Australian court sends back IVF ruling for sex offender

29 October 2012 - by Mary Yarwood

A convicted sex offender and his partner have been denied access to IVF treatment by the Victoria Court of Appeal in Australia, pending a re-hearing by a lower court.... [Read More]

MPs call for more cord blood donations

06 February 2012 - by Mary Yarwood

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Stem Cell Transplantation last week called for more facilities in the UK to increase the collection and banking of valuable cord blood.... [Read More]

US Court of Appeals rules stem cell donors can be paid

05 December 2011 - by Mary Yarwood

A ruling from a US federal appeals court means that blood stem cell donors may now receive a form of payment for their donation. A federal law that prohibits payment for organs does not apply to stem cells taken from bone marrow using a new method which avoids the extraction of bone marrow itself, the court said.... [Read More]

Scrap retention of innocent people's DNA

10 October 2011 - by Mary Yarwood

Plans to introduce broad powers to allow police to retain the DNA of innocent people should be abandoned, the UK Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has said.... [Read More]


 

 

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