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Infertility: A Crossroad of Faith, Medicine, and Technology, by Kevin Wm. Wildes

Infertility: A Crossroad of Faith, Medicine, and Technology (Philosophy and Medicine, Vol 53)

by Kevin Wm. Wildes (Editor)

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Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 248pp.
ISBN: 0792340612
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Pub. Date: January 1997

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Infertility: A Crossroad of Faith, Medicine, and Technology brings together a diverse group of clinicians, theologians, and philosophers to examine the use of reproductive technologies in the light of the Roman Catholic moral tradition and recent teaching. The book provides relevant background information (e.g. Donum Vitae from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) as it explores the psychological, social, legal, and moral contexts of reproductive medicine. This book is Volume 3 of Catholic Studies in Bioethics in the series Philosophy and Medicine.

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Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. An ethical discussion among Catholic theologians, philosophers, and moralists on infertility. Considers the basic and clinical sciences of infertility and the psychological implications.

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Infertility: A Crossroad of Faith, Medicine, and Technology brings together a diverse group of clinicians, theologians, and philosophers to examine the use of reproductive technologies in the light of the Roman Catholic moral tradition and recent teaching. The book provides relevant background information (e.g. Donum Vitae from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) as it explores the psychological, social, legal, and moral contexts of reproductive medicine.

This book is Volume 3 of Catholic Studies in Bioethics in the series Philosophy and Medicine.

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In the third volume of the "Catholic Studies in Bioethics" series, clinicians, theologians, and philosophers examine the use of reproductive technologies in light of the Roman Catholic moral tradition and recent teachings. The 11 essays explore such issues as the psychological care of "in vitro" fertilization couples, interventions upon gametes in assisting the conjugal act toward fertilization, and psychological needs and social responsibilities of infertile couples. Appended is an Instruction prepared by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and approved by the Pope in 1987. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Table of Contents

Preface
Technology, Reproduction, and Faith
Advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Issues in the Psychological Evaluation and Care of In Vitro Fertilization Couples
Therapy of Working With the Childless Woman: The Pathos of Unrealized Dreams, The Psychology of Female Infertility
Moral Horizons in Health Care: Reproductive Technologies and Catholic Identity
Donum Vitae: Catholic Teaching Concerning Homologous In Vitro Fertilization
Human Need and Natural Law
Interventions Upon Gametes In Assisting the Conjugal Act Toward Fertilization
Donum Vitae: Dissenting Opinions on the "Simple Case" of In Vitro Fertilization
Infertile Couples: Psychological Needs, Social Responsibilities
What Price Fertility?
In Vitro Fertilization: Secular Moral Authority, Biomedicine, and the Role of the State
Epilogue
Appendix
Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation: Replies to Certain Questions of the Day
Notes on Contributors
Index
  


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