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VI. Artificial Insemination
(858 words)

Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 6 (1976): Creation of Relationships of Kinship

Completed in July 1975

Harry D. Krause

197. General. – The relationship created by the modern practice of artificial insemination stands somewhere in between legitimate, illegitimate and adoptive kinship relations. Recent american estimates of the incidence of children born in consequence of artificial insemination run from 1000 to 20000 children per year.1 Whatever the true figure, there clearly are enough children to take this matter out of the genre of science fiction an…

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Harry D. Krause, “VI. Artificial Insemination”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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