The miracles of assisted conception undergo a reality check by international experts
In Vitro Fertilization and the Reproductive Technologies
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edited by Patricia Stephenson and Marsden G. Wagner
In vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), and other technologies of assisted conception have been heralded by the medical community and the media as "the answer" for infertile couples.
Tough Choices presents a forum of international voices posing critical questions:
Tough Choices argues for a public health approach to infertility, maintaining that too little attention has been given to the social, ethical, and legal issues involved.
Part I: Options for Infertile Men and Women
Part II: Technology Assessment
Part III: Risk Assessment
Part IV: Law and Ethics
About the Contributors
Patricia Stephenson is Senior Researcher at the Centrum for folkhalsoforskning in Sweden.
Marsden G. Wagner is Regional Officer (retired) for Maternal and Child Health for the World Health Organization's European regional office.
Contributors: Joseph G. Schenker, Françoise Laborie, H. David Banta, Fiona J. Stanley, Sandra M. Webb, Ditta Bartels, Ger Haan, Lene Koch, Jean-Pierre Relier, Michele Couchard, Catherine Huon, Sheila A.M. McLean, Per Gunnar Svensson, and the editors.
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