Hastings Women’s Law Journal


Justyn Lezin


The use of assisted reproductive technologies has vastly increased over the last twenty years. However, legally unmarried women may find that their options are severely limited compared to heterosexual married women. Through excessive physician discretion and a lack of legal protections, legally unmarried women are frequently barred from using their preferred options for conception. Legally unmarried women should be entitled to the full range of reproductive technologies to which married couples enjoy access. States should pass legislation to allow sperm donors and recipients to bar future acknowledgement of paternity and public accommodations laws to bar physician discrimination against legally unmarried women.