Reproductive technology, bright in the possibilities it makes available to infertile couples, also carries the uncertainty of long-term psychological, medical, sociological, legal, and ethical consequences. This volume brings together contributors from the diverse practice areas of law, obstetrics, psychiatry, and pediatrics to explore both the sublimity and the peril of these new technologies, and the effects they have had and may yet have on our society.
Nada L. Stotland, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.
Reproduction and pregnancy: a psychodynamic developmental perspective. Male gender-related issues in reproduction and technology. Lessons to be learned from the DES experience. The gynecologic perspective. Legal implications of the new reproductive technologies. Second-generation ethical issues in the new reproductive technologies: divided loyalties, indications, and research agenda. Psychological ramifications of "surrogate" motherhood. Single women requesting artificial insemination by donor. Effects of the new reproductive technologies on individuals and relationships. Gender differences in counseling needs during infertility treatment. Psychiatric research and the new reproductive technologies.
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