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Family Building Through Egg and Sperm Donation, by Machelle Seible, Susan L. Crockin

Family Building Through Egg and Sperm Donation: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

by Machelle Seible, Susan L. Crockin

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Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 304pp.
ISBN: 0867204834
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Pub. Date: February 1996

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Essential reference for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

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Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Interdisciplinary reference on medical, legal, ethical, social, and psychological issues in assisted reproduction. For physicians, nurses, lawyers, social workers, ethicists. Includes techniques, what to tell children, and consent.

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Medical issues/surrogate/therapeutic donor insemination/ legal issues/ethical issues/etc.

Table of Contents




1 Understanding the Medical Procedures and Terminology Surrounding Reproductive Technology 3

2 Therapeutic Donor Insemination   33

3 Psychologic Issues Associated with Donor Insemination   53

4 Program Design for Successful Egg Donation   61

5 Psychologic Counselling and Screening for Egg Donation   76

6 Genetic Issues in Gamete Donation   94

7 Laws Surrounding Reproductive Technologies   113

8 Insuring Infertility Treatment: Legal Aspects of Insurance Coverage and Discrimination   131

9 Legal Issues in Egg Donation   144

10 Egg Donation Consent Forms   158

11 Charting Uncharted Waters: The Role of the Ethics Advisory Committee   219

12 Egg Donation in Women Over the Age of Fifty   224

13 Religious Views Regarding Gamete Donation   238

14 Consumer Perspectives on the Donor Egg Option   251

15 Conceptual and Ethical Considerations in Medically Assisted Reproduction   262

16 Explaining Gamete Donation to Children   274

17 Egg Donation: Psychological and Counseling Issues Surrounding Disclosure versus Privacy   278

18 Conceiving the Future: The Impact of the Human Genome Project on Gamete Donation   285

Index   295

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