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Keyword by title : "The Surrogate Mother"


• Author :_Ruth Walker
• Pages :_200 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1137586583
• ISBN-13 :_9781137586582

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• Description : This book delves deeply into modern surrogacy arrangements, responding to both practical and ethical critiques by offering a radically new model for surrogate motherhood. Current practice distinguishes between two models of surrogacy – the altruistic (unpaid) model and the commercial (paid) model, both of which present social, ethical, and conceptual challenges. This book proposes a novel arrangement for surrogate motherhood – the professional model. Inspired by professions, such as nursing, teaching, and social work, the professional model acknowledges the caring motives that surrogate mothers have while at the same time compensating them for their work. Walker and Van Zyl adopt an evidence-based approach to explain that the professional model enables trust between intended parents and surrogates, provides professional support at every stage of the relationship, affords legal protections against exploitation and commodification, and recognizes the rights and interests of all parties, including the intended baby. The model applies to both transnational and domestic surrogacy and will be of great interest to policy makers, social researchers, bioethicists, legal scholars, fertility professionals, clinicians, and graduate students in psychology, philosophy, medicine and ethics. [...] by Publisher : 'Springer'



• Author :_Lawrence O. Gostin
• Pages :_384 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780253115201
• ISBN-13 :_0253115205

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• Description : "... glimpses of intriguing changes in social arrangements and cultural understandings in relation to surrogacy. Disturbing motherhood indeed." -- New Scientist "Larry Gostin has put together the definitive collection of essays on one of the most perplexing and titillating topics in contemporary medical ethics. This book includes contributions from some of the leading scholars on the legal, ethical, and social aspects of surrogacy, as well as several critical perspectives on the famous Baby M case -- must reading for understanding the surrogate motherhood controversy." -- Robert M. Veatch "Highly recommended... " -- Choice "... a valuable resource for those concerned with an exceedingly difficult ethical, legal, and political problem."Â -- Ethics "There is a wealth of information here on the current 'status questionis' in the United States, and anyone involved in the surrogacy debate, in the U.S. or otherwise, will find working through this material very worthwhile." -- Canadian Philosophical Review "... an excellent sample of some of the best and most varied thinking so far on the numerous conceptual, moral, social, and policy questions raised by contract motherhood." -- The Journal of Clinical Ethics [...] by Publisher : 'Indiana University Press'



• Author :_Elly Teman
• Pages :_361 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0520259637
• ISBN-13 :_9780520259638

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• Description : This is an ethnography which probes the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. Teman shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavour. [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of California Press'



• Author :_Noel P. Keane
• Pages :_357 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_UCSC:32106005218299

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• Author :_Rachel Cook
• Pages :_308 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1841132551
• ISBN-13 :_9781841132556

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• Description : A multidisciplinary collection of essays from leading researchers and practitioners, this book explores legal, ethical, social, psychological and practical aspects of surrogate motherhood. The international perspective adopted by this book offers an opportunity for questions of law, policy and practice to be shared and debated across countries. [...] by Publisher : 'Hart Publishing'



• Author :_Zara Griswold
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1933449187
• ISBN-13 :_9781933449180

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• Description : Surrogacy Was the Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories documents the true stories of twenty women who had children via surrogacy. Surrogacy is a complete possibility in today's day and age, but anyone considering this route to parenthood should know the pros and cons. The women featured go to surrogacy for a variety of reasons, ranging from Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) to cancer to unexplained infertility and everything in between. Some of the journeys go rather smoothly-while others are filled with one obstacle after another. Some of the women have children already and want to add to their family, while most are attempting to become moms for the first time. What they all have in common, however, is that every woman whose story is told knows what it's like to be an intended mother-the term for the "mother to be" if and when a baby is born. And all of the women ultimately end up having a child (or more) through surrogacy. When I first started researching surrogacy, I was fortunate to find several Online support groups. As I gave and received support to so many other women I became fascinated with the extent to which people would go to simply have a baby. I realized that their stories-our stories-needed to be heard; thus, the idea for this book was born. For the millions of women who have been touched by infertility in some way, or know someone who has, Surrogacy Was the Way will open their eyes to amazing possibilities. It will show them that they do have options, and with persistence and faith, they can achieve their dreams of motherhood after all. [...] by Publisher : 'Nightengale Press'



• Author :_Sharmila Rudrappa
• Pages :_224 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1479825328
• ISBN-13 :_9781479825325

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• Description : India is the top provider of surrogacy services in the world, with a multi-million dollar surrogacy industry that continues to grow exponentially, as increasing numbers of couples from developed nations look for wombs in which to grow their babies. Some scholars have exulted transnational surrogacy for the possibilities it opens for infertile couples, while others have offered bioethical cautionary tales, rebuked exploitative intended parents, or lamented the exploitation of surrogate mothers—but very little is known about the experience of and transaction between surrogate mothers and intended parents outside the lens of the many agencies that control surrogacy in India. Drawing from rich interviews with surrogate mothers and egg donors in Bangalore, as well as twenty straight and gay couples in the U.S. and Australia, Discounted Life focuses on the processes of social and market exchange in transnational surrogacy. Sharmila Rudrappa interrogates the creation and maintenance of reproductive labor markets, the function of agencies and surrogacy brokers, and how women become surrogate mothers. Is surrogacy solely a labor contract for which the surrogate mother receives wages, or do its meanings and import exceed the confines of the market? Rudrappa argues that this reproductive industry is organized to control and disempower women workers and yet her interviews reveal that, by and large, the surrogate mothers in Bangalore found the experience life affirming. Rudrappa explores this tension, and the lived realities of many surrogate mothers whose deepening bodily commodification is paradoxically experienced as a revitalizing life development. A detailed and moving study, Discounted Life delineates how local labor markets intertwine with global reproduction industries, how Bangalore’s surrogate mothers make sense of their participation in reproductive assembly lines, and the remarkable ways in which they negotiate positions of power for themselves in progressively untenable socio-economic conditions. [...] by Publisher : 'NYU Press'



• Author :_Martha A. FIELD
• Pages :_227 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0674036832
• ISBN-13 :_9780674036833

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Harvard University Press'



• Author :_Susan Fuller
• Pages :_80 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780692548813
• ISBN-13 :_0692548815

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• Description : Whether couples pursue surrogacy as a way to combat infertility or because of a preexisting condition (or two men seek to have a child together), surrogacy can be fraught with anxiety, concern, and fear of the unknown and it's easy to see why-how can anyone trust a virtual stranger to carry their baby for them?Couples wonder if it's awkward to watch another woman pregnant with their child. And what would possess someone to be a surrogate mother in the first place?Successful Surrogacy: An Intended Parents' Guide to a Rewarding Relationship With Their Surrogate Mother is the only book of its kind in the world of infertility resources. It provides intended parents a first-hand look at the gestational surrogacy process from start to finish from a surrogate mother's perspective and addresses their concerns and questions every step of the way. Written by Susan MZ Fuller, a seven-time gestational surrogate mother for six different couples, Successful Surrogacy is an essential resource for couples considering or currently using a surrogate mother to build their families.While it's is true that surrogacy is one of life's most emotionally intense events to go through, it can also be one the most uniquely rewarding and joyous experiences for couples and surrogates alike. Successful Surrogacy helps couples select a surrogate who is the best match for them and then candidly walks them through the surrogacy process from the surrogate mother's point of view, from deciding to work together through the birth of their baby and beyond.The book explains each phase of surrogacy in detail, starting with initial medical evaluations and undertaking a medicated cycle leading to the embryo transfer and elaborates on what a surrogate mother is going through physically, emotionally, and socially so intended parents can better understand and relate to their surrogate mother. The surrogate's perspective on the phases of pregnancy as well as the birth and afterward is also detailed in chronological order as the surrogacy journey unfolds. Formatted as a series of probing questions and discussion items for couples to explore together, Successful Surrogacy gives parents-to-be a unique guidebook for exploring their own thoughts and feelings on the various aspects of surrogacy. The book also gives a surrogate's perspective on the same topics so parents can consider the issues from both sides and if necessary, broach individual topics with their own surrogate mother, allowing them to more easily develop and strengthen their relationship with her.Successful Surrogacy: An Intended Parents' Guide to a Rewarding Relationship With Their Surrogate Mother is a quick yet detailed read that is designed to be a handy step-by-step resource and discussion toolkit that couples can consult throughout the phases of their own surrogate pregnancy experience. It's also a wealth of information for loved ones, friends, and family members supporting any couple embarking on the surrogacy process.You are not alone on this journey. Scroll up and get your copy today. [...] by Publisher : 'no defined'



• Author :_Ásgeirsson, Hrafn
• Pages :_52 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9289342900
• ISBN-13 :_9789289342902

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• Description : During the past few years, reproductive technology and surrogacy have emerged in a number of European countries as issues of debate. There has been a steady increase in the use of reproductive technology in the Nordic countries, as well as an increase in the use of cross-border medical treatment in order to achieve pregnancy. At the same time, a number of ethical issues have been raised concerning the rights of the participants, including the children. In the fall of 2013, the Nordic Committee on Bioethics organised a conference in Reykjavik that focused on the current situation in the Nordic countries and on the global aspects of reproductive technology and surrogacy, including the market that is emerging in this field. This conference summary highlights the main ethical issues facing researchers, policymakers and practitioners who deal with these issues. [...] by Publisher : 'Nordic Council of Ministers'



• Author :_Piotr Mostowik
• Pages :_1061 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_8366344061
• ISBN-13 :_9788366344068

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• Description : The observation that mater semper certa est remains accurate under most legal systems in the world. Maternity is defined as the personal status (filiation) of a woman who gave birth to a child. It is typically complemented by the fatherhood of the man from whom the child biologically originates (often quem nuptiae demonstrant). However, in some states, a kind of competitive way of acquiring the legal status of mother and father (or “homosexual parents A and B”) has been introduced via concluding a contract with a surrogate mother. Usually with a woman coming from poorer societies and with the assistance of professional intermediaries and organizers. The postulates to change substantive family law, or at least to recognize the effects of foreign law and procedures (a kind of “procreative tourism”), appear nowadays also in states generally prohibiting surrogate motherhood. The issues discussed in this volume concern both national law and international court cases. Recent examples include the opinion of the European Court of Human Rights of 10 April 2019 initiated by the French Cour de cassation, the judgement of the German Bundesgerichtshofof 20 March 2019, and dilemmas of Polish administrative courts. Focusing on the international perspective, the present volume as well as an accompanying book in Polish are the results of the international cooperation of over 30 experts from both member states and observer states of the Council of Europe. The monograph is structured “from the general to the detail” and includes a comprehensive view as well: from the issues of philosophy and sociology of law, to human rights standards of national constitutions and international agreements, to principles of ordre public of forum and their protection with measures of private, public, and penal law. This allows readers, including legislators and judges, the better understanding of the fundamental legal problems that surrogate motherhood brings, both in states where law creates them in a narrower or wider extent, and in other countries of the world, to which these problems can be imported with the movement of people and with de lege lata and de lege ferenda postulates. [...] by Publisher : 'Wydawnictwo Instytutu Wymiaru Sprawiedliwości'



• Author :_Greta Knowles
• Pages :_54 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781530339181
• ISBN-13 :_1530339189

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• Description : Surrogacy is a type of assisted reproductive technology that is gaining popularity for many couples unable to conceive a child. It has brought immense joy to many partners who have almost lost all hope of ever becoming parents. You may be considering surrogate motherhood either because a friend or family member asked you to carry their child, or simply because you want to be able to help others create a family. Either way, if you are looking at the possibility of being a surrogate, there are numerous questions that need to be answered and legal processes you must fulfill. All that can be overwhelming, even scary. This book is designed to help women considering surrogate motherhood to understand the process and be ready for what they might face. It details all the planning and preparation needed, the actual procedures, and the safeguards you must put in place to protect yourself. With this book, you can proceed into surrogate motherhood with open eyes and a ready mind to provide a service to another family in a most selfless way. [...] by Publisher : 'no defined'