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Sylvie Armstrong

Sylvie Armstrong is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is currently studying for a PhD in Law at the European University Institute in Florence. Her research explores the regulation of the commercial surrogacy industry, focusing in particular on whether it would be possible to use a labour law framework to manage these arrangements. Previously, she studied Law at the University of Cambridge, and went on to become a Visiting Scholar in Law at the University of California, Berkeley.


BioNews Review articles written by Sylvie Armstrong:
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Podcast Review: Surrogacy, War, and Survival in Ukraine
25 April 2022 - by Sylvie Armstrong
The story Nadene Ghouri tells offers unique insights into not only the reality of transnational surrogacy arrangements, but also how the current situation in Ukraine is affecting both citizens generally and surrogacy in particular... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Gestational Carriers and the Law
28 February 2022 - by Sylvie Armstrong
Medical professionals often need to be familiar with the law. From basic consent rules to the tort of negligence, it constantly shapes their work and responsibilities. For specialists in reproductive medicine, however, staying up to date can be a challenging task... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Surrogacy Abroad and in the UK
22 November 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
'Hearing successes is, I think, just so powerful'. These are the words of Anna Buxton, a mother through surrogacy and interviewee on a Fertility Podcast episode... [Read More]
Film Review: Ghosts of the République
1 November 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
When I tell people that commercial surrogacy is the topic of my PhD thesis, they often jump, recoil, or at the very least raise an eyebrow. The subject remains taboo and widely misunderstood... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Sylvie Armstrong:
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Autism study on hold after concerns about genetic data use
20 September 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A major autism study has been paused over ethical concerns... [Read More]
South Africa sperm donor refused access to child
21 June 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A South African court has refused a sperm donor visitation rights over the five-year-old child he helped to conceive... [Read More]
US citizenship now granted to babies born abroad via IVF and surrogacy
24 May 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
The USA will now grant citizenship to more babies born abroad via surrogacy... [Read More]
Widower claims surrogacy costs at the High Court
8 March 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A man tried to claim the costs of a surrogacy arrangement in the Irish High Court... [Read More]
Actor's ex-fiancé has frozen embryos case thrown out
8 February 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A Louisiana federal judge has dismissed a custody claim by Sofia Vergara's former fiancé over their frozen embryos... [Read More]