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Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241323

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.001.0001

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A Request for Medically Assisted Reproduction

A Request for Medically Assisted Reproduction

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(p.305) 6 A Request for Medically Assisted Reproduction
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Reproductive Health and Human Rights
Author(s):

Rebecca J. Cook

Bernard M. Dickens

Mahmoud F. Fathalla

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0013

This chapter analyzes the case of Mr and Mrs F who have been married for ten years and have no children. They have ruled out the choice of adoption, and are considering resort to an artificial insemination donor. However, they worry about the right of the child to have a ‘natural’ father (that is, the wife's husband), or not to know its biological father. They ask Dr R for advice and possible assistance in arranging artificial insemination by donor. It discusses what Dr R should advise and assist, in light of relevant medical, ethical, legal, and human rights considerations.

Keywords:   artificial insemination, natural father, sperm donor, reproductive health, medical ethics

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