Infertility Treatments

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Title: "Medicine, Patients and the Law" - Penguin Publishing, 2007 ISBN 0141030208
Author: Margaret Brazier
Question: Discuss the following statement:

"Infertility treatment is an ethical minefield which the law and lawyers are ill-equipped to handle."


I generally agree with the proposed statement as a whole, but I believe that the latter-part of the statement is not as cut-and-dry. First of all however, it is important to have a good, basic grasp of what infertility treatment is before we can discuss its ethical and legal aspects and consequences. This essay is organized into four sections; ...

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previous pregnancy. In the United States, a couple is eligible for treatment if (women under 35) they have not conceived after 12 months of contraceptive-free sexual intercourse. For women over 35, that threshold is capped at just 6 months.

Treatment of infertility relies on its cause, but will most likely include counseling, drugs and more-involved fertility treatments such as IVF (in-vitro-fertilization). Treatment can be categorized into 2 groups; medical accompanied by supplementary treatments and alternative treatments. In many cases, certain treatments from both of these groups overlap, depending on the individual situation.

There are a few steps couples can take at home before undergoing expensive fertility procedures. A medical, at-home conception kit (device with cervical caps) can enhance probability, but it is not commonly prescribed or recommended by doctors. There is also something called a baby assessment kit that can help gauge a couple's chances ...

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of thousands of healthy babies are born annually as a result of IVF and other infertility treatment methods, much to the delight of their parents. All couples with infertility problems should, however, make their decisions aware of related laws (in their state) and with respect to the ethical principles that are attached. It is important that they value human life and human relationships...not only the prospective parents, but also any donors, carriers and of course the doctors and their medical team.

There are many, many ethical dilemmas to discuss here, and I will touch on all of them, going into detail on some more than others. Infertility clinics and centers are private ...

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