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Surrogate Motherhood : International Perspectives - Rachel Cook

Surrogate Motherhood

International Perspectives

By: Rachel Cook (Editor), Shelley Day-Sclater (Editor), Felicity Kaganas (Editor)


Published: 24th June 2003
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This book is a multi-disciplinary collection of essays from leading researchers and practitioners, exploring legal, ethical, social, psychological and practical aspects of surrogate motherhood in Britain and abroad. It highlights the common themes that characterise debates across countries as well as exploring the many differences in policies and practices. Surrogacy raises questions for medical and welfare practitioners and dilemmas for policy makers as well as ethical issues of concern to society as a whole. The international perspective adopted by this book offers an opportunity for questions of law, policy and practice to be shared and debated across countries. The book links contemporary views from research and practice with broader social issues and bio-ethical debates. The book will be of interest to an international audience of academics and their students (in law, social policy, reproductive medicine, psychology and sociology), practitioners (including doctors, counsellors, midwives and welfare professionals) as well as those involved in policy-making and implementation.

An enlightening and absorbing book, it will be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics in various fields, including law, social policy, medicine and psychology. ChildRIGHT June 2004 It will be a helpful addition to University libraries, and will interest researchers, practitioners and policy makers as well as those working in areas such as family law, relationship counselling, and gender studies. Carolyn Michelle Infant and Child Development September 2004

About the Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Legal Regulation, Policy and Practice
Surrogacy Law in the United States: The Outcome of Ambivalencep. 23
Surrogacy in Israel: An Analysis of the Law in Practicep. 35
The Policy and Practice of Surrogacy in New Zealandp. 55
Enigma Variations: Surrogacy, Rights and Procreative Tourismp. 75
Surrogacy and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Actp. 93
Clinical Aspects of IVF Surrogacy in Britainp. 99
Surrogacy and the Law in Britain: Users' Perspectivesp. 113
Ethical Issues in Surrogacy Arrangementsp. 121
Psychology and Culture
Psychological Assessment in 'Surrogate' Motherhood Relationshipsp. 143
Surrogacy Arrangements in the USA: What Relationships do they Spawn?p. 161
Safety in the Multitude of Counsellors: Do we Need Counselling in Surrogacy?p. 179
Emotional Aspects of Surrogacy: A Case for Effective Counselling and Supportp. 199
The Gift of Life: Surrogate Motherhood, Gamete Donation and Constructions of Altruismp. 209
Paying for it? Surrogacy, Market Forces and Assisted Conceptionp. 227
Legitimising Surrogacy in Israel: Religious Perspectivesp. 243
'Knowing' the Surrogate Body in Israelp. 261
Still Giving Nature a Helping Hand? Surrogacy: A Debate about Technology and Societyp. 281
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9781841132556
ISBN-10: 1841132551
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 24th June 2003
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1