Social Policy Considerations in Noncoital Reproduction

  • George J. Annas
  • Sherman Elias


Nineteen eighty-four witnessed significant scientific and societal developments in noncoital human reproduction. On the scientific side, the year saw the first birth from surrogate embryo transfer (SET)1 and the first birth from a frozen embryo.2 On the societal side, the year saw reports by government-appointed panels on noncoital reproduction in the United Kingdom (the Warnock Report)3 and Australia (the Waller Report),4 and Congressional hearings on the subject in the United States.5


Human Embryo Artificial Insemination Infertile Woman Infertile Couple Sperm Donor 
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© George J. Annas Sherman Elias 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • George J. Annas
    • 1
  • Sherman Elias
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Boston University of Schools of Medicine and Public HealthBostonUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Genetics ServicesPrentice Women’s Hospital and Maternity CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Northwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

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