The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Europe

Author: Erich Griessler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000583731

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book explores the social, ethical and legal implications of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Providing a comparative analysis of several European countries, the authors evaluate the varied approaches to the application of ART throughout Europe. From a global perspective, countries take very different approaches to the regulation of ART. Countries apply restrictions to the access criteria for these treatments and/or direct restrictions to the practice of the techniques themselves. To understand these varied approaches to ART practice and regulation, it is necessary to understand the societal and political background from which they emerged. This book therefore consists of case studies from eight European countries which provide insights into the status and development of the regulation of ART in the last 40 years. The country cases from all over Europe and the three comparative chapters provide insights into the diversity of current ART regulation across the continent as well as into similarities, differences and trends in this regulatory area. This book will be of interest to practitioners of ART who are interested in understanding the differences in regulation of ART in Europe, as well as long-term trends in this respect. Given the ethical and legal implications the book explores, it will also be of interest to students or researchers in the fields of social sciences, humanities and law.
Saviour Siblings and the Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Author: Dr Malcolm K Smith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409460961

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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This book focuses on the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in the context of families who seek to conceive a matching sibling donor as a source of tissue to treat an existing sick child, referred to as ‘saviour siblings’. The author considers the legal and regulatory frameworks that impact on the accessibility of this technology in Australia and the UK, and analyses the ethical and moral issues that arise from the use of the technology for this specific purpose.
Regulating Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Author: Sheila McLean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415686440

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 266

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The successful achievement of pregnancies following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) was first reported in April 1990. The technology is often used for patients who are at substantial risk of conceiving a pregnancy affected by a known genetic disorder, however from this technology other more controversial uses have arisen such as HLA typing to save the life of a sibling, gender selection for social reasons, the prevention of late onset diseases, or the prevention of diseases which may be genetically predisposed to developing such as breast cancer. The technology surrounding PGD is constantly developing, giving rise to new and unexpected consequences that create fresh ethical and legal dilemmas. Featuring internationally recognized experts in the field, this book critically explores the regulation of PGD and the broader legal and ethical issues associated with it. It looks at the regulatory situation in a number of jurisdictions including New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, but it also explores a number of themes of wide significance including a historical consideration of PGD and its part in the creation of the "genetic embryo" as a political tool, the over regulation of PGD and the ethical difficulties in handling additional unexpected medical information yielded by new technologies. This book will be of particular interest to academics and students of law, medicine and ethics.
The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Author: Helen Szoke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138742678

Category:

Page:

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This title was first published in 2003. This collection of papers examines the regulatory framework as it applies to assisted reproduction technology in a number of jurisdictions including the UK and other European countries, the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand and an overview of the situation in some Asian countries. Contributors consider a wide range of issues relating to human rights, access, genetic screening and what constitutes the family.
The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Author: Jennifer Gunning

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 0754622924

Category: Law

Page: 271

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This collection of papers examines the regulatory framework as it applies to assisted reproduction technology in a number of jurisdictions including the UK and other European countries, the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand and an overview of the situation in some Asian countries.
Regulating Reproductive Donation

Author: Susan Golombok

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107090965

Category: Law

Page: 395

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Brings together different disciplinary perspectives and new empirical insights to explore the regulation of assisted reproduction around the world.
IVF and Assisted Reproduction

Author: Sarah Ferber

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811578953

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

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This is the first transnational history of IVF and assisted reproduction. It is a key text for scholars and students in social science, history, science and technology studies (STS), cultural studies, and gender and sexuality studies, and a resource for journalists, policymakers, and anyone interested in assisted reproduction. IVF was seen as revolutionary in 1978 when the first two IVF babies were born, in the UK and India. Assisted reproduction has now contributed to the birth of around ten million people. The book traces the work of IVF teams as they developed new techniques and laid the foundations of a multi-billion-dollar industry. It analyses the changing definitions and experience of infertility, the markets for eggs and children through surrogacy, cross-border reproductive treatment, and the impact of regulation. Using interviews with leading IVF figures, archives, media reports, and the latest science, it is a vital addition to the field of reproduction studies. ‘This pathbreaking account of the global forces behind the rapid rise of the fertility industry is the first to offer such a truly comprehensive overview of this hugely important topic.’ —Sarah Franklin, Chair of Sociology, University of Cambridge ‘In this compelling overview of one of the most significant technological and social interventions ever developed, the cultural and scientific imaginaries of assisted reproduction meet the obdurate histories of laboratory experiments, biological materials, and personal quests. It is an indispensable read for anyone interested in IVF and assisted reproduction.’ —Andrea Whittaker, Professor of Anthropology, Monash University
Regulating Creation

Author: Trudo Lemmens

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442614574

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 561

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Regulating Creation is a collection of essays featuring contributions by Canadian and international scholars. It offers a variety of perspectives on the role of law in dealing with the legal, ethical, and policy issues surrounding changing reproductive technologies.
Saviour Siblings and the Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Author: Malcolm K. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317059356

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Advances in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) have been revolutionary. This book focuses on the use of ARTs in the context of families who seek to conceive a matching sibling donor as a source of tissue to treat an existing sick child. Such children have been referred to as 'saviour siblings'. Considering the legal and regulatory frameworks that impact on the accessibility of this technology in Australia and the UK, the work analyses the ethical and moral issues that arise from the use of the technology for this specific purpose. The author claims the only justification for limiting a family's reproductive liberty in this context is where the exercise of reproductive decision-making results in harm to others. It is argued that the harm principle is the underlying feature of legislative action in Western democratic society, and as such, this principle provides the grounds upon which a strong and persuasive argument is made for a less-restrictive regulatory approach in the context of 'saviour siblings'. The book will be of great relevance and interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of law, ethics, philosophy, science and medicine.