Babies of Technology

Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child

Author: Mary Ann Mason,Tom Ekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300215878

Category: Law

Page: 256

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A powerful call to protect the unique needs and rights of children born today using assisted reproductive 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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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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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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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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Human Reproduction, Emerging Technologies, and Conflicting Rights

Author: Robert H. Blank,Janna C. Merrick

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 269

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Examines the policy conflicts that have arisen as a result of advancing technologies in the area of human reproduction, discussing abortion, sterilization, assisted reproduction, surrogate motherhood, prenatal intervention, fetal and embryo research, and the care of critically ill newborns.
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Child Development: A Thematic Approach

Author: Danuta Bukatko,Marvin W. Daehler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618608656

Category: Education

Page: 752

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Bukatko/Daehler's CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A THEMATIC APPROACH provides a comprehensive, topically organized, up-to-date picture of development from conception to adolescence. Most important, it draws students' attention to the themes that replay themselves throughout the course of development, fundamental issues that resurface continually and that provide coherence to sometimes seemingly disparate research. The themes can serve as frameworks to help students further understand and remember the multitude of facts about child development. Bukatko/Daehler's sixth edition text draws on five themes, Nature and Nurture, Sociocultural Influence, Continuity/Discontinuity, Interaction among Domains, and Risk/Resilience. By drawing on these themes, the authors hope to stimulate readers to think about the process of development, or why it proceeds as it does. Through new For Your Review and Reflection sections, the authors also hope students will engage with the text and become more adept critical thinkers, who are more likely to appreciate the ramifications of theory and research for applied issues such as parenting practices, education, and social policy for children, which are ultimately concerns for us all. 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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