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Book Code: 1002 / Major: Law ,

Donating Gamete and Fetus to Treat Infertility: A View from Medical, Juridical, Legal, Ethical, Psychological, and Anthropological Perspectives

Author: A Joint Effort
Number of Pages: 500
Third print: 2010 Published: 2005

The joint publication of SAMT Organization and Ibn Sina Research Institute From the late twentieth century men has witnessed outstanding developments in the field of in vitro fertilization (IVF). One of the hot red topics was birth of the first human as a result of fertilization outside a woman’s womb in 1978.

Diagnoses of infertility and gradual development of techniques such as donating gamete and substitute uterus have made possible the treatment of many types of infertilities, which were not feasible three decades before.

Although these methods of treatment have made great advances in the arena of medical sciences, some issues have been raised about them in religious, ethical, sociological, psychological and legal spheres; most of which have still remained unanswered and require multi-dimensional studies. It is stating the obvious, but employing these methods primarily needs response to the above concerns to prepare the cultural and sociological context.

The book is divided into three parts. They cover twenty six medical, juridical, legal, sociological and psychological articles on donating gamete and fetus which were presented in the conference on “Donating Gamete and Fetus”.

the first part is allotted to “medicine and psychology”. in this section the following articles are presented: “natural fertilization, in vitro fertilization and the necessity of gamete substitute to treat infertility”, “coordinating the periods of the recipient and donator of ovules”, “refractory 48 and incurable diseases; medical and legal concerns”, “consultation, checkup and the recognition of the donor and the recipient in treating infertility”, “the indication of donating gamete and fetus”, “an analysis of mental health and coordination of the characteristics of the recipient and the donator in substitute infertility treatments”, “indications of donating gamete and fetus”, checking the psychological and social health of the adopted children and kids born through methods of artificial fertilization”, “different aspects of the relation between parents and children born through donated gamete”, “consultable psychological and social experiences of mothers suffering the crisis of infertility”, “study of infertile women’s attitude to receiving fetus at endstage”. In the part on “Juridical - Legal” articles, an article titled “Intrauterine insemination (IUI) by the sperms of a foreign man” is presented.

The third part is on “Ethical - Sociological” articles. In this part six articles in Farsi and three articles in English are offered. The Farsi articles are as follows: “the study of practical function of ethical principles of medication in donating gamete and fetus”, “moral considerations in choosing the gender of the child in donating gamete and fetus”, “the attitude of the minor armenians about donating ovule as a treatment of infertility”, “financial relations in donating gamete from a moral perspective”, “social and cultural aspects of donating ovule and fetus as a treatment of infertility”, “confidentiality in donating gamete”.

The English articles are as follows:

1- Local babies, global science: gender, region, and…

2- Access, disclosure and identity in the u. s. gamete industry:…

3- Whither kinship new procreative practices, authoritative knowledge…

The sources are listed at the end of each chapter.

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