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Published: 27 October 2011

304 Pages | 20 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199597314

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What the new reproductive treatments mean for families and society

Bart Fauser and Paul Devroey

  • Reflects on how we treat infertility today, at a time when most types of infertility can be treated by modern methods, but reproduction itself has become bound with social and political trends
  • Explores reproduction in the 21st century, considering how the new reproductive technologies allow the 'design' of babies
  • New and emerging technologies are described, from embryo selection by genetic analysis and egg freezing to embryo transfer and egg donation in old women, along with their success rates
  • Considers the wider social questions about fertility treatment; can fertility treatment be promoted as a population policy in countries with a critically declining birth rate? Should embryo research by controlled by law? Are governments better equiped to regulate treatment than doctors?

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