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.
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