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The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) has prepared this stage one consultation document to canvas public feedback on posthumous reproduction.
We are seeking public feedback about whether and in what circumstances posthumous reproduction is acceptable. This consultation also raises important ethical questions about the retrieval and use of gametes from a person who is no longer able to consent. We also raise issues about who should be able to authorise the retrieval and use of gametes, and how any regulatory mechanism might operate.
The last day for submitting feedback is Monday, 3 September 2018.
How to have your say
There is a feedback form at the back of this document. You may give feedback on your own behalf or as a member of an organisation. You can contribute your views by:
1. completing the Citizen Space link through the ACART or Ministry of Health web page, or
2. emailing a completed feedback form or your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
3. posting a completed feedback form or your comments to:
PO Box 5013
The consultation document is available online here: https://acart.health.govt.nz/consultations
Hard copies are available on request.