Exploring legal, ethical, social, psychological and practical aspects of surrogate motherhood in Britain and abroad.
This book is a multi-disciplinary collection of essays from leading researchers and practitioners,exploring legal, ethical, social, psychological and practical aspects of surrogate motherhood in Britain and abroad. It highlights the common themes that characterise debates across countries as well as exploring the many differences in policies and practices. Surrogacy raises questions for medical and welfare practitioners and dilemmas for policy makers as well as ethical issues of concern to society as a whole. The international perspective adopted by this book offers an opportunity for questions of law, policy and practice to be shared and debated across countries. The book links contemporary views from research and practice with broader social issues and bio-ethical debates. The book will be of interest to an international audience of academics and their students (in law, social policy, reproductive medicine, psychology and sociology), practitioners (including doctors, counsellors, midwives and welfare professionals) as well as those involved in policy-making and implementation.
Table of Contents
About the Contributors ix
Introduction 1 (22)
Shelley Day Sclater
SECTION 1---LEGAL REGULATION, POLICY AND
Surrogacy Law in the United States: The 23 (12)
Outcome of Ambivalence
Surrogacy in Israel: An Analysis of the Law 35 (20)
The Policy and Practice of Surrogacy in New 55 (20)
Enigma Variations: Surrogacy, Rights and 75 (18)
Surrogacy and the Human Fertilisation and 93 (6)
Martin H Johnson
Clinical Aspects of IVF Surrogacy in Britain 99 (14)
Surrogacy and the Law in Britain: Users' 113(8)
Ethical Issues in Surrogacy Arrangements 121(22)
SECTION 2---PSYCHOLOGY AND CULTURE
Psychological Assessment in `Surrogate' 143(18)
Surrogacy Arrangements in the USA: What 161(18)
Relationships do they Spawn?
Lita Linzer Schwartz
Safety in the Multitude of Counsellors: Do 179(20)
we Need Counselling in Surrogacy?
Emotional Aspects of Surrogacy: A Case for 199(10)
Effective Counselling and Support
The Gift of Life: Surrogate Motherhood, 209(18)
Gamete Donation and Constructions of
Paying for it? Surrogacy, Market Forces and 227(16)
Legitimising Surrogacy in Israel: Religious 243(18)
`Knowing' the Surrogate Body in Israel 261(20)
Still Giving Nature a Helping Hand? 281(16)
Surrogacy: A Debate about Technology and