© 1994

The Beginning of Human Life

  • Fritz K. Beller
  • Robert F. Weir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Perspectives

  3. Assisted Reproductive Technology

  4. Contraception and Abortion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Luigi Mastroianni Jr.
      Pages 117-127
    3. Allan Rosenfield, Hillary Kunins
      Pages 129-144
  5. Fetal Research and Fetal Tissue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. John A. Robertson
      Pages 207-223

About this book


Progress in biomedical science has called for an international discussion of the medical, ethical, and legal problems that confront physicians, medical researchers, infertile couples, pregnant women, and parents of premature or disabled infants. In addition, the unprecedented technological developments in obstetrical, perinatal, and neonatal medicine in recent years have indicated a need for an international forum for interdisciplinary dialogue regarding the definition of early human life, the neurological development of early human life, the value of early human life, the obligations for its protection and prolongation, and the limits to these obligations.


Embryo contraception fetus health morality pain transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Fritz K. Beller
    • 1
  • Robert F. Weir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyThe University of IowaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Beginning of Human Life
  • Editors Frauke Beller
    R. Weir
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2165-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4247-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8257-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 404
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ethics
    Medical Law
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