Human reproduction: principles, practices, policies

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1993 - Medical - 174 pages
Who owns frozen human embryos? Are "surrogate motherhood" arrangements dangerous for women? Should access to in vitro fertilization be limited or increased? With the development of complex reproductive technologies and the ensuing controversies in reproductive ethics, there is an urgent need for more careful examination of moral principles, current practices, and social policies pertaining to reproduction. The issues examined in this collection of nine papers focusing of the Canadian experience include abortion, the cryopreservation of embryos, the selective termination of fetuses within multiple pregnancies, social policy for gestational "surrogacy," and the regulation of in vitro fertilization. Adopting a feminist perspective, the book places reproductive autonomy at the center of debates about the control of reproduction.

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Reflections on Reproductive Rights in Canada
MotherFoetusState Conflicts
Selective Termination in Pregnancy

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About the author (1993)

Christine Overall is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is author of "Thinking Like a Woman: Personal Life and Political Ideas "(2001), "A Feminist I: Reflections from Academia "(1998), and "Human Reproduction: Principles, Practices, Policies "(1993), among other books.

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