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Jewish Biomedical LawLegal and Extra-Legal Dimensions$
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Daniel B. Sinclair

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198268277

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.001.0001

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Assisted Reproduction

Assisted Reproduction

(p.68) 2 Assisted Reproduction
Jewish Biomedical Law

Daniel B. Sinclair

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the issue of assisted reproduction in Jewish law. Topics covered include morality, naturalism, and artificial insemination using the husband's sperm (AIH); artificial insemination using donor sperm (AID) and the issues of adultery and mamzerut, other halakhic problems associated with AID, moral objections to AID, in vitro fertilization (IVF), halakhic problems in relation to IVF using donor eggs or a surrogate mother, the role of aggadah in determining maternity, and procreative obligation and procreative autonomy in Jewish and Israeli law.

Keywords:   Jewish biomedical law, morality, artificial insemination, adultery, mamzerut, halakhah, in vitro fertilization

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