Lisa Cherkassky presented on posthumous conception at the University of Manchester

Lisa Cherkassky, who is finishing her PhD through publication at Manchester University this year, has presented her work at their annual postgraduate research conference on Tuesday 10 May 2022 in Manchester. The topic is posthumous conception, and she asked whether we should be removing gametes (sperm and eggs) from the deceased, and whether a best interests test would suffice if the patient was instead in a comatose state. These are controversial topics because there is currently no law covering these procedures, but court orders are beginning to authorise them in several jurisdictions. Lisa has already published three articles in the field and has two out for review, and this presentation is an accumulation of her work on the topic since 2019.

Photo: Dan Evans