TITLE

The ethics of surrogacy: Women's reproductive labour

AUTHOR(S)
van Niekerk, Anton; van Zyl, Liezl
PUB. DATE
December 1995
SOURCE
Journal of Medical Ethics;Dec95, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p345
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the moral aspects of surrogate motherhood from the perspective of the surrogate mother herself. Focus on the claim that surrogate motherhood is similar to prostitution.
ACCESSION #
9601071496

 

Related Articles

  • Wombs for rent. Savage, Ellena // Eureka Street;9/1/2014, Vol. 24 Issue 17, p50 

    The article offers the author's insights on the issues surrounding surrogacy, and the culture of motherhood. The author states that most women in Australia have control over their fertility and the existence of the legal and social ability to plan their families in a culture. She mentions that...

  • The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Mothering: A Response to Casey Humbyrd. Omonzejele, Peter F. // Human Reproduction & Genetic Ethics;2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p110 

    This article critically examines the argument advanced by Casey Humbyrd in support of international commercial surrogate mothering. It finds her arguments unconvincing especially at the point of implementation. This is because the author was unable to demonstrate how regulation and her notion of...

  • Genetic and Gestational Surrogacy: an Overview. MONDAL, Sambhu Charan; VERMA, Anuradha; GUPTA, Shiv Kumar; KUMAR, Babita // Walailak Journal of Science & Technology;Sep2012, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p189 

    Surrogacy is a method in which a woman bears a child for another woman. The indications for treatment include absent uterus, recurrent miscarriage, and repeated failure of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and certain medical conditions. It also defines the process in which a woman gestates a fetus,...

  • ESHRE Task Force on Ethics and Law 10: Surrogacy. , F. Shenfield, G. Pennings, J. Cohen, P. Devroey, G. de Wert, B. Tarlatzis // Human Reproduction;Oct2005, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p2705 

    This 10th statement of the Task Force on Ethics and Law considers ethical questions specific to varied surrogacy arrangements. Surrogacy is especially complex as the interests of the intended parents, the surrogate, and the future child may differ. It is concluded that surrogacy is an acceptable...

  • Letters. Satani, Azriel; Rakar, Debra; Newbegin, M.; Walsh, Joseph A.; Kaplan, Amy; Pohl, Diane Weintraub; Wachtel, Harvey; Radesca, Joann; Davis, Michael J.; Ferraro, Geraldine A. // Newsweek;4/21/2008, Vol. 151 Issue 16, p18 

    The article presents several letters to the editor concerning articles published in previous issues including "The Curious Lives of Surrogates," in the April 7, 2008 issue "Womb for Rent," and "I'm Sorry We Couldn't Do More," by Michael Hastings.

  • Iran's experience with surrogate motherhood: an Islamic view and ethical concerns. Aramesh, K. // Journal of Medical Ethics;May2009, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p320 

    Gestational surrogacy as a treatment for infertility is being practised in some well-known medical institutions in Tehran and some other cities in Iran. While the majority of Muslims in the world are Sunni, the majority of Iranians are Shiite. Most Sunni scholars do not permit surrogate...

  • Buying and selling babies. Novak, Michael // Commonweal;7/17/87, Vol. 114 Issue 13, p406 

    Explains contract with the mother of Baby M which was carried through by a series of deceptions. Can any contract to buy or to sell a human being be valid? Author believes in limited markets, and gives reasons.

  • Outlaw surrogate mothering.  // Christianity Today;4/3/87, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p14 

    Editorial. The practice of surrogate mothering should be outlawed, not merely regulated. Surrogate mothers may create a new class of breeder women and further confuse the family unit. Slavery laws; Scriptural teaching; Child's identity confusion; Baby M case decision.

  • Wombs shouldn't be for rent. Meehan, M. // U.S. Catholic;Sep87, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p16 

    Discusses surrogate motherhood; Its history; Meaning; Reasons why Americans should outlaw surrogacy. Alternatives for infertile couples who want children. Questions and comments from readers.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics