Babies of Technology

Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child

Author: Mary Ann Mason,Tom Ekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300227922

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Millions of children have been born in the United States with the help of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, much to the delight of their parents. But alarmingly, scarce attention has been paid to the lax regulations that have made the U.S. a major fertility tourism destination. And without clear protections, the unique rights and needs of the children of assisted reproduction are often ignored. This book is the first to consider the voice of the child in discussions about regulating the fertility industry. The controversies are many. Donor anonymity is preventing millions of children from knowing their genetic origins. Fertility clinics are marketing genetically enhanced babies. Career women are saving their eggs for later in life. And Third World women are renting their wombs to the rich. Meanwhile, the unregulated fertility market charges forward as a multi-billion-dollar industry. This deeply-considered book offers answers to the urgent question: Who will protect our babies of technology?
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Babies for Sale?

Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction

Author: Miranda Davies

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783607041

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Transnational surrogacy – the creation of babies across borders – has become big business. Globalization, reproductive technologies, new family formations and rising infertility are combining to produce a 'quiet revolution' in social and medical ethics and the nature of parenthood. Whereas much of the current scholarship has focused on the US and India, this groundbreaking anthology offers a far wider perspective. Featuring contributions from over thirty activists and scholars from a range of countries and disciplines, this collection offers the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy. Its innovative bottom-up approach, rooted in feminist perspectives, gives due prominence to the voices of those most affected by the global surrogacy chain, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents and the children themselves. Through case studies ranging from Israel to Mexico, the book outlines the forces that are driving the growth of transnational surrogacy, as well as its implications for feminism, human rights, motherhood and masculinity.
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Baby Markets

Money and the New Politics of Creating Families

Author: Michele Goodwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513731

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

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Creating families can no longer be described by heterosexual reproduction in the intimacy of a couple's home and the privacy of their bedroom. To the contrary, babies can be brought into families through complex matrixes involving lawyers, coordinators, surrogates, 'brokers', donors, sellers, endocrinologists, and without any traditional forms of intimacy. In direct response to the need and desire to parent, men, women, and couples - gay and straight - have turned to viable, alternative means: baby markets. This book examines the ways in which Westerners create families through private, market processes. From homosexual couples skirting Mother Nature by going to the assisted reproductive realm and buying the sperm or ova that will complete the reproductive process, to Americans travelling abroad to acquire children in China, Korea, or Ethiopia, market dynamics influence how babies and toddlers come into Western families. Michele Goodwin and a group of contributing experts explore how financial interests, aesthetic preferences, pop culture, children's needs, race, class, sex, religion, and social customs influences the law and economics of baby markets.
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Assisted Reproduction

The Complete Guide to Having a Baby with the Help of a Third Party

Author: Theresa Marie Erickson,Maryann Lathus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595343198

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 132

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If you are considering using technology such as surrogacy or embryo, egg, or sperm donation in your desire to have a baby, Assisted Reproduction: The Complete Guide to Having A Baby with the Help of a Third Party is an invaluable, one-stop resource. This comprehensive guide takes you through the steps necessary to begin the process, as well as checklists to follow as you make your choices. Authors Theresa Erickson and Mary Ann Lathus bring more than fifteen years of experience in guiding clients through the process of having a baby. In clear, concise, and matter-of-fact language, Erickson and Lathus emphasize what to look for and what to do at every step. Assisted Reproduction covers the entire field of assisted reproduction including: Surrogacy Egg Donation Sperm Donation Embryo Donation Legal rights and responsibilities Choosing a physician Choosing an attorney Selecting an agency Nontraditional families Erickson and Lathus honor the often emotionally daunting task of making assisted reproduction decisions. Assisted Reproduction serves as a roadmap on your journey to having the child you always wanted. The authors remind parents to use their minds to guide them, not just their hearts.
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Ethical Dilemmas in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Author: Joseph G. Schenker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110240211

Category: Medical

Page: 412

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Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) include the artificial or partially artificial methods to achieve pregnancy. These new technologies lead to substantial changes regarding of ethical and legal aspects in reproductive medicine. The book focuses on current hot topics about ethical dilemmas in ART, e.g. about the duties of ethical committees, guidelines regarding informed consent, ethical and legal aspects of sperm donation, embryo donation, ethics of embryonic stem cells, therapeutical cloning, patenting of human genes, commercialization.
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Families – Beyond the Nuclear Ideal

Author: Daniela Cutas,Sarah Chan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780930127

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book examines, through a multi-disciplinary lens, the possibilities offered by relationships and family forms that challenge the nuclear family ideal, and some of the arguments that recommend or disqualify these as legitimate units in our societies.That children should be conceived naturally, born to and raised by their two young, heterosexual, married to each other, genetic parents; that this relationship between parents is also the ideal relationship between romantic or sexual partners; and that romance and sexual intimacy ought to be at the core of our closest personal relationships - all these elements converge towards the ideal of the nuclear family. The authors consider a range of relationship and family structures that depart from this ideal: polyamory and polygamy, single and polyparenting, parenting by gay and lesbian couples, as well as families created through assisted human reproduction.
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Reducing Risk in Fertility Treatment

Author: Raj Mathur

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447152573

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 115

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​​In the last 15 years, fertility treatment has become mainstream medical practice. With this evolution has come a change in focus from effectiveness (‘success rates’) to safety, patient acceptability and ethical questions. It is recognized that effectiveness also depends crucially on safety and good risk management. The purpose of this book is to address this wider change in focus. Reducing Risk in Fertility Treatment examines risk in assisted conception, covering a wide range of topics and areas. ‘Risk’ refers to situations in which an outcome of value to people is uncertain. Specifically for the purpose of this book, ‘Risk’ means situations where patients or professionals or society as a whole is at risk of an adverse outcome in relation to fertility treatment. It therefore encompasses clinical complications, risks inherent in laboratory practice, reputational and business risks to clinics and ethical risks to society as a whole. It will be an essential resource for all clinic staff to consult in reducing the risk associated with their work. It will provide practical resources such as ‘how to’ guides, but also a theoretical discussion of uncertainty where this exists.​ The book is primarily directed to practitioners in the area of fertility treatment, namely clinicians, embryologists, nurses, counsellors and administrators. However, it is likely also to be relevant to policy-makers, commissioners of health services, researchers in this field and biomedical ethicists.
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Human Heredity: Principles and Issues

Author: Michael Cummings

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495554456

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Offering in-depth yet accessible coverage, Cummings’s HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition, draws from the most current research in genetics as it presents the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Designed for the introductory genetics or heredity course, this concise, well-written, and well-illustrated text combines thorough coverage with a superior supplement and media package that offers a wealth of study tools--including the customized learning paths of CengageNOWTM. The new eighth edition includes streamlined art, chapter sidebars that address everyday issues, and numerous cases that help you analyze tough decisions. Written by a widely respected genetics authority, HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES is known for its student-friendly presentation that introduces complex topics and important concepts with precise logic, without oversimplifying. Demonstrating the process of science while focusing on basic genetics concepts, the text gives you a working knowledge of heredity without the rigorous scientific/quantitative details. It discusses the various genetic services that are now developing--highlighting the social relevance and real-world applications to your other courses and personal life. Emphasizing relevant issues, the text equips you with the insight to make informed decisions about your personal health and public policy, as well as teaches you how to recognize genetic disorders, their causes, and their patterns of inheritance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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First Do No Harm

Law, Ethics and Healthcare

Author: Professor Sheila A M McLean

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496198

Category: Law

Page: 622

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This collection brings together essays from leading figures in the field of medical law and ethics which address the key issues currently challenging scholars in the field. It has also been compiled as a lasting testimony to the work of one of the most eminent scholars in the area, Professor Ken Mason. The collection marks the academic crowning of a career which has laid one of the foundation stones of an entire discipline. The wide-ranging contents and the standing of the contributors mean that the volume will be an invaluable resource for anyone studying or working in medical law or medical ethics.
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Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Author: Susan Markens

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520252042

Category: Law

Page: 272

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In an analysis of legislative responses to surrogacy in New York and California, the author explores how discourses about gender, family, race, genetics, rights, and choice have shaped policies aimed at this issue. She examines the views of legislators, women's organizations, religious groups, the media, and others.
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