Queensland Woman Wins Right To Use Dead Boyfriend's Sperm

A "landmack decision"

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A Queensland woman has won the right to use her dead boyfriend's sperm to have children in a Queensland first. 

Brisbane Supreme Court justice Sue Brown handed down her landmark decision on Wednesday.

She determined Ayla Cresswell should be able to use Joshua Davies' reproductive tissue but said it was up to the particular medical clinic to decide if it was satisfied to go ahead with the procedure.

Justice Brown also ruled Ms Cresswell was the only person entitled to use the sperm.

The young woman had been in a relationship with Mr Davies for about three years when he took his own life in August 2016.

The pair were planning to get married and have children.

Following his death and with the support of Mr Davies' family, Ms Cresswell sought an urgent court order to remove his sperm

She has been paying for its storage ever since, while she awaited the outcome of Wednesday's ruling.

 

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