Seminar: Discussing Medically Assisted Procreation

Faculty of Law of the University of Porto

March 16 and 17, 2017

The seminar is part of the research line of CIJ - New rights or new objects for law? Obviously, as a form of social regulation, the Law has never been so harassed by an open conception of the human, nor as permeable to public opinion. This line aims to critically address the issues that changes in social life bring to regulation of legal science as a paradigm of coexistence founded on the dignity of the human person, in areas such as of privacy, “bio-rights”, cultural accommodation.

In this context, the seminar in question discusses the legislative process leading to the reform of the legal regime applicable, in Portugal, to Medically Assisted Procreation (PMA), as provided for in Law nº. 32/2006 of 26 July. This is a reflection of great relevance and timeliness.