Surrogate Parenting

Some Guiding Principles for a Legislative Response
  • Joan G. Wexler
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 7)

Abstract

Men and women can produce babies today in other than the old-fashioned way. Modern scientific technology permits the separation of the genetic from the gestational aspects of reproduction, and allows such alternative methods as these: One party can donate either sperm or eggs. A couple can use an in-vitro fertilization technique using their own sperm and eggs. An embryo can be transplanted into a woman for gestational purposes even if her egg was not involved in the fertilization process. Furthermore, these new technologies of birth allow a married couple to involve a third party in the creative process. For example, a female third party can, by means of artificial insemination, become pregnant, and give the baby after birth to the couple.

Keywords

Syringe Assure Expense Infertility Stake 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan G. Wexler
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  1. 1.Brooklyn Law SchoolBrooklynUSA

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