Tennessee Law Review
human eggs, egg freezing, oocyte cryopreservation, assisted reproductive technology
This article is divided into four parts. Part I includes a discussion of just a few examples of when babies conceived as a result of surrogacy arrangements have been treated like personal property. Part II explains the process that makes human oocyte cryopreservation a viable option for young women and also explores the ways that human eggs may end up in the marketplace. Part III examines the options open to courts with regard to the extent of a woman's property interest in her frozen eggs. Part IV contains an analysis of some of the property law causes of action that may be available to women in the event that frozen human eggs are classified as property.
Lewis, Browne C., ""You Belong To Me": Unscrambling The Legal Ramifications of Recognizing a Property Right in Frozen Human Eggs" (2016). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 839.