Experiences of Donor Conception

Author: Caroline Lorbach
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846427118
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. From finding out about an infertility problem, to considering whether - and how - to tell the children about their conception, and how those children feel as the adult offspring of a donor, she provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved. Lorbach takes the reader step-by-step through the process of deciding to use donor conception, choosing a donor, and discussing the decision with others - and considers the perspective of the donor alongside those of parents and offspring. Tackling difficult subjects such as disclosure and offspring's access to information about the donor, this important book is a much-needed resource for health, counseling and social work professionals as well as for the couples and families themselves.

Die gleichgeschlechtliche Familie mit Kindern

Author: Dorett Funcke
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839410738
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Beiträge dieses Bandes gehen der ethischen und gesellschaftlichen Vertretbarkeit einer Form der familialen Lebensgestaltung nach, die an fundamentale Überzeugungen, kulturelle Werthaltungen, gesellschaftliche Leitbilder und rechtliche Regelungen rührt: der gleichgeschlechtlichen Familie. Da sich die Forschung in Deutschland bisher kaum mit differenzierten Fragestellungen zu dieser unkonventionellen Familienform befasst hat, stellt das Buch eine innovative Pionierarbeit dar, die aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse zum Thema bündelt und aus einer interdisziplinären Perspektive betrachtet.

Umwege zum eigenen Kind

Author: Gisela Bockenheimer-Lucius
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
ISBN: 394034446X
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Even 30 years after the birth of the first "artificially produced baby Louise Brown in 1978, the desire for a child remains unfulfilled for many couples. Their hopes are to modern techniques of assisted reproduction. Reproductive medicine has since made enormous progress and opens up new opportunities. With these opportunities, however, are also linked new challenges, their moral and legal implications are considerable.

Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation

Author: Evelina Weidman Sterling
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006525
Format: PDF
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Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation is a helpful, authoritative guide to negotiating the complex and emotive issues that arise for those considering whether or not to pursue egg donation. It presents information clearly and with compassion, exploring the practical, financial, logistical, social and ethical questions that commonly arise. This fully updated second edition also includes recent developments in the field, including travelling for egg donation and the emerging field of epigenetics. This book will be valued by all those considering or undergoing donor conception, as well as the range of professionals who support them, including infertility counsellors, psychologists, therapists and social workers.

Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction

Author: Tabitha Freeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107038286
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This multidisciplinary book addresses the nature and meaning of relationships and identity in assisted conception families.

Finding Our Families

Author: Wendy Kramer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101612479
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first comprehensive book that offers invaluable step-by-step advice for families with donor-conceived children. Wendy Kramer, founder and director of the Donor Sibling Registry, and Naomi Cahn, family and reproductive law professor, have compiled a comprehensive and thorough guide for the growing community of families with donor-conceived children. Kramer and Cahn believe that all donor-conceived children’s desire to know their genetic family must be honored, and in Finding Our Families, they offer advice on how to foster healthy relationships within immediate families and their larger donor family networks based on openness and acceptance. With honesty and compassion, the authors offer thoughtful strategies and inspirational stories to help parents answer their own, and their children’s, questions and concerns that will surely arise, including: How to support your children’s curiosity and desire to know about their ancestry and genetic and medical background. How to help children integrate their birth story into a healthy self-image. How to help your children search for their donor or half siblings if and when they express interest in doing so. Finding Our Families opens up the lives of donor-conceived people who may be coping with uncertainty, thriving despite it, and finding novel ways to connect in this uncharted territory as they navigate the challenges and rewards of the world of donor conception.

Regulating Autonomy

Author: Shelley Day Sclater
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847314996
Format: PDF, ePub
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These essays explore the nature and limits of individual autonomy in law, policy and the work of regulatory agencies. Authors ask searching questions about the nature and scope of the regulation of 'private' lives, from intimacies, personal relationships and domestic lives to reproduction. They question the extent to which the law does, or should, protect individual autonomy. Recent rapid advances in the development of new technologies - particularly those concerned with human genetics and assisted reproduction - have generated new questions (practical, social, legal and ethical) about how far the state should intervene in individual decision making. Is there an inevitable tension between individual liberty and the common good? How might a workable balance between the public and the private be struck? How, indeed, should we think about 'autonomy'? The essays explore the arguments used to create and maintain the boundaries of autonomy - for example, the protection of the vulnerable, public goods of various kinds, and the maintenance of tradition and respect for cultural practices. Contributors address how those boundaries should be drawn and interventions justified. How are contemporary ethical debates about autonomy constructed, and what principles do they embody? What happens when those principles become manifest in law?