Call for Chapters: Edited Book on Human Reproduction: Legal Conflicts and Concerns: Submit by March 15

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About the Editor

Dr. Richa Saxena, is an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow. She did LL.M and Ph.D from Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow. She started her academic career as Faculty for the BA.LL.B Hons (Five-year course), at the University of Allahabad, Allahabad (UP) in the year 2008. She also served as Lecturer in Law, Patna Law College, Patna University, Patna (Bihar).

Since 2010, she is working as Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, and University of Lucknow. She has more than twelve years of teaching experience.

She has delivered more than thirty guest lectures on various legal topics, such as Labour Laws, Women Laws, RTI, Family Laws, Civil Procedure Code, etc at institutions like Direct Tax Regional Training Institute (DTRTI), Lucknow, Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management (IRITIM), Lucknow, Non -Governmental Organizations etc.

More than thirteen papers have been published. Ph.D is awarded to her on ‘Surrogate Motherhood, Problems and Prospect: A Legal Study in International Perspective’ in 2017.

Introduction of the Book

Now-a-days, Human Reproduction is not only limited to natural phenomenon. It is completely dominated and steered by advanced medical technologies.

From a wish to be a parent to the choice to beget a child(being pregnant) or hire a womb(surrogate), from a wish to beget a child for herself (biological mother) to the choice to beget a child for another(surrogate motherhood) altruistically or commercially, from a wish to have a baby to the choice of boy or girl (sex selection), from a wish of being a parent to the choice of the designer baby, from a wish to get parenthood to the choice of leaving gametes preserved for the future, all has to be governed and regulated by the advanced medical technologies. Such technologies like, ART, MTP, Sex selection, Surrogacy, Gamete Cryogenesis and others.

It means, now human reproduction(procreation) is not limited to coitus. There are various other options for procreation. No doubt, all these advanced medical technologies were developed to treat infertility or to serve mankind by providing them with the opportunity to be a parent without discrimination or to cure them of all the infirmities related to procreation.

But this intervention of technology in human reproduction is not devoid of controversies over various legal, social and ethical issues from the beginning. This interdisciplinary area of Law and Medical Science needs the attention of the academicians, lawyers, judges, medico professionals, social scientist and all others who have an interest in the discipline.

Being from law discipline it is my pleasure to highlight legal conflicts which arise in this area. This initiative is to provide an opportunity to all, to research, to elaborate, to discuss, to debate, to suggest, on the legal conflicts and concerns of the human reproduction and help to understand and develop a balanced approach over it.


  1. Artificial Reproductive Technologies: Legal Dimension
  2. Surrogacy: Legal Conflicts and Concerns
  3. Abortions: Legal Conflicts
  4. Sex-Selection and Law
  5. Designer Baby, Gene Editing and Genomics: Legal Conflicts
  6. Gamete Cryopreservation: Legal Issues
  7. Reproductive Autonomy and Law
  8. Ethical Issues related to Human Reproduction Technology
  9. Maternity and Paternity Issues and Law
  10. Women Reproductive Health and Legal Protections
  11. Family Planning: Contraception, Sterilization and Law
  12. International Laws and National Laws
  13. Reproductive Tourism: Legal Perspective
  14. Human Reproduction: Developed and Developing Countries Perspective

The author may write a chapter on any of the above-mentioned themes. The chapter must be written to highlight the Legal perspective of the discipline and must be updated, analytical and comparative. The book shall be published by the publisher of repute. There shall be no charges for the publication.

Submission Guidelines

  • The chapter must contain an abstract of 250 words and keynotes.
  • The chapter must mention the details of the author.
  • Only one Co-author is allowed.
  • The chapter must be in Times Roman, Font Size 12, Footnote size 10.
  • Foot Noting must be complete in all respect and do not use ‘Supra note’
  • For Citation and Referencing OSCOLA, 4th edition 2012 must be referred.
  • The author has a Zero tolerance policy for plagiarism and infringement of Copyright.
  • The Chapter shall be scanned on Anti Plagiarism software.
  • The author has the right to reject any submission.
  • All submissions must be made to

Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of Abstract: 15th March 2021
  • The screen of Abstract: 22nd March 2021
  • Last date of submission of Full Chapter: 22nd April 2021
  • Review of Chapter: 30th April 2021
  • Last date for submission of Review Chapter: 7th May 2021

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Dr Richa Saxena, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow

Mobile Number: 9839469011

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