Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation: Second Edition

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, May 28, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 312 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
8
1 Some Introductions
9
2 An Overview of Egg Donation
28
3 Deciding Whether to Pursue Egg Donation
55
4 Choosing Your Donor
96
5 Mental Health Counseling and Legal Issues
129
A Collaborative Effort
160
7 Pregnancy with Donated Eggs
183
8 Parenthood after Egg Donation
213
9 Ethics and Faith
245
10 The Globalization of Egg Donation
277
11 Egg Donation Ever Changing
289
Resources
299
References
302
Index
305
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About the author (2013)

Ellen Sarasohn Glazer is a clinical social worker based at a private practice in Newton, Massachusetts, USA specializing in infertility, adoption, third party reproduction, pregnancy loss and parenting after infertility. The long awaited arrivals of daughters Elizabeth and Mollie inspired Ellen's work in the field of reproductive medicine. Evelina Weidman Sterling earned a PhD from Georgia State University and master's degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University. She now works as a public health educator and researcher specializing in reproductive and women's health issues. Evelina lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with her husband and two children.

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