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Press Release: Gender Identity and Reproductive Autonomy

Dr. Eleonora Lamm holds a PhD in Bioethics and Law by the University of Barcelona and serves as Human Rights Director at the Supreme Court of Justice of Mendoza (Argentina).

She also directs the Postgraduate Program on Gender Violence and the Master in Bioethics at Mendoza University.

She is from Argentina.

In 2016 Dr. Lamm was part of the International Monsanto Tribunal at The Hague and in 2017 she participated in the writing of the Yogyakarta Principles + 10.  She is a member of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences and of the Argentinian Chapter of the UNESCO Bioethics Network. She has also played a key role in the creation of the current Argentinian Civil Code and of different laws, policies and administrative procedures.

Dr. Lamm has published the book Gestación por sustitución. Ni maternidad subrogada ni alquiler de vientres, and many articles on sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as on gender identity issues. 

In this paper, Dr. Lamm addresses the right to found a family and the right to benefit from scientific progress in the context of challenging oppressive normative imaginaries on gender, sexuality and embodiment. Her paper was originally delivered as a keynote presentation at the International WPATH Symposium in Buenos Aires last November. GATE greatly appreciates Dr. Lamm’s generosity in allowing us to share this paper, as her contribution to the Activists’ Delegation at WPATH