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Debates and Controversies on Abortion in Italy

Marina Calloni

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The debate over legalization of abortion dominated politics in Italy in the 1970s, part of a broader challenge to Catholic domination over families and women. Subsequent debates have revolved around ... More


Assisted Reproduction

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter discusses the issue of assisted reproduction in Jewish law. Topics covered include morality, naturalism, and artificial insemination using the husband's sperm (AIH); artificial ... More


Fertilization, Implantation, and Endocrinology of Pregnancy

Bruce R. Carr and Victor E. Beshay

in Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199744121
eISBN:
9780197563045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199744121.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Endocrinology and Diabetes

The complex and coordinated set of events leading to sperm and egg maturation and transport in the female genital tract that culminates in fertilization is one of the most remarkable phenomena in ... More


Technologies of Greek Motherhood

Heather Paxson

in Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223714
eISBN:
9780520937130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223714.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the notion of realized nature and takes up the question of what happens to a local metaphysics of gender and kinship when it encounters the imported medical technology of in ... More


The Legal Regulation of Infertility Treatment in Britain

Ruth Deech

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The history of the regulation of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Britain reveals movement from control of embryo research to the regulation of infertility treatment in IVF centres and the monitoring ... More


Fertility Rites: Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization—Their Hopes and Their Fears

Clara Pinto-Correia

in Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

From royal families, to farm animals, to the general public, artificial insemination AI has had many guises. One of these is sperm banking, where people can pay to be inseminated with sperm from men ... More


The Families of Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

Lucy Blake, Martin Richards, and Susan Golombok

in Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199656066
eISBN:
9780191757099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656066.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the empirical evidence regarding the consequences of assisted reproduction and adoption for maternal health, family functioning, and child well-being. The social and regulatory ... More


Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

How does one make decisions today about in vitro fertilization, abortion, egg freezing, surrogacy, and other matters of reproduction? This book provides the intellectual and emotional intelligence to ... More


The Gifts of Life-Donating Gametes and the Consequences

Louis Waller and Debbie Mortimer

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

Since the development of in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm has been employed successfully in conjunction with oocyte collection and embryo formation. Oocyte donation and embryo donation have ... More


Introduction: The Politics of Experiment

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

in Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The introduction introduces the topic and central argument of the book: that at the heart of the human embryo research debates was the question of how the public should reason together about a domain ... More


Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a ... More


Reproductive Rights in a Jewish and Democratic State

Daphne Barak-Erez

in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660384
eISBN:
9780191748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660384.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

The chapter explores the state of reproductive rights in Israeli law. It follows the developments in this area of law, as shaped by the major role of the family in Israeli society and culture, as ... More


Religious People Are Against Scientific Technology

Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle

in Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190650629
eISBN:
9780190650650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650629.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is a myth that religious people do not like technology, whether it is the Internet, social media, or medical technologies. In fact, religious people’s concerns with many technologies mirror ... More


Aged Parenting through ART and Other Means

Jennifer A. Parks

in Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199656066
eISBN:
9780191757099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656066.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lately, the number of advanced age women seeking reproductive assistance has risen. While still not a mainstream activity, postmenopausal IVF has garnered attention because of sensationalized cases ... More


“What’s the Worst that can Happen?”: Techno-Pregnancies Versus Real Pregnancies

Kelly Oliver

in Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161091
eISBN:
9780231530705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161091.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter continues the examination of anxieties over new reproductive technologies as they appear in Hollywood film. Pregnancy films illustrate that whether or not the protagonists resort to ... More


How to make “acubabies”

Leon Antonio Rocha

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Acupuncture is currently among the most popular complementary therapies used by IVF patients in North America and the United Kingdom, offered predominantly in private clinics and occasionally through ... More


Here Comes the Egg Man: Oocytes & Embryos.org

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Rebecca Franklin is having a conversation with Viktor Morovsky, a Russian immigrant, and Arthur Worthington III, a venture capitalist, regarding the sale or auction of human ... More


The Discarded–Created Distinction

Katrien Devolder

in The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199547999
eISBN:
9780191792038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547999.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 2 investigates the discarded–created distinction. This popular middle ground position holds that it can be permissible to derive stem cells from embryos discarded following in vitro ... More


October 2002: Paternity and Reproductive Technology

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses two cases involving reproductive technologies and the awkward question of paternity in such circumstances. In Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v A [2003] 1 FLR 1091 sperm from the wrong ... More


My Embryo is Auctioned on the Internet

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Rebecca Franklin is having a conversation with Janet Blackman, a lawyer and feminist writer who has excess embryos from an in vitro fertilization procedure and wants to sell ... More


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