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Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, May 12, 2018
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)


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“Medical Tourism” is the travel of patients from a home country to a destination country for the primary purpose of receiving health care. “Circumvention Tourism” is a sub-type of such travel where the motivation is circumventing a domestic prohibition on accessing a medical service. This Article, adapted from the George P. Smith Lecture given at the University of Indiana's school of law, focuses on such circumvention tourism for cutting-edge medicine. I use the recently reported case of travel to Mexico for Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy as a springboard for examining the legal and ethical issues raised by the practice and to discuss restrictive regulation in place in the United States.

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