Donor Insemination: International Social Science Perspectives

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Donor insemination or DI is the oldest and most widely practiced form of assisted conception. Until now, it has been assessed largely from a medical perspective. This book brings together an international group of social scientists to discuss the social, cultural, political and practical dimensions of DI, relating it to the wider debates about fertility treatment. Contributors consider the experience of DI from the viewpoints of all the parties involved, including those treated, the donors, the clinicians, and ...

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Overview

Donor insemination or DI is the oldest and most widely practiced form of assisted conception. Until now, it has been assessed largely from a medical perspective. This book brings together an international group of social scientists to discuss the social, cultural, political and practical dimensions of DI, relating it to the wider debates about fertility treatment. Contributors consider the experience of DI from the viewpoints of all the parties involved, including those treated, the donors, the clinicians, and the children of DI.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521497831
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/14/1998
  • Pages: 185
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

1. International social science perspectives on donor insemination: an introduction Erica Haimes and Ken Daniels; 2. The users of donor insemination Judith N. Lasker; 3. Families created through donor insemination Robert and Elizabeth Snowden; 4. The making of 'the DI child' Erica Haimes; 5. The semen providers Ken Daniels; 6. The medical management of donor insemination Simone Novaes; 7. Regulation of donor insemination Robert Blank; 8. Donor insemination and 'public opinion' Jeanette Edwards; 9. Concluding comments Erica Haimes and Ken Daniels.

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