collaborative reproduction

collaborative reproduction

A term of art referring to medically assisted reproduction in which a couple (or single person) conceives with help from a third party who does not expect to be involved in raising the child, but who agrees to genetically contribute to the conception process.
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Is there a right to engage in collaborative reproduction, such as surrogacy?
Scott, alluding to Robertson's view that infertile couples have a right to engage in collaborative reproduction as the only means for obtaining a child, maintains that this argument is compelling only if the couple desires a child to rear.
Two other reports further illustrate the importance of screening people who participate in collaborative reproduction.
One as yet unresolved issue is whether children born through collaborative reproduction arrangements should have access to information on their biological parents to satisfy their psychological need to know more about their origins.
Currently, collaborative reproduction is a lengthy, arduous, and quite costly experience.
In addition, the particular techniques used in collaborative reproduction need separate evaluation.
The value of collaborative reproduction for individuals needs to be weighed against the costs these practices may exact, not only in the lives of those individuals directly involved, but also with respect to the promotion of full human community.
And, recognizing that collaborative reproduction ordinarily has as its object a white child, we need as well to examine the kind of racial attitudes being perpetuated.
Angie Beltsos, Medical Director of the FCI River North Laboratory in Chicago was asked to lend her medical expertise on the Oprah Winfrey Show during a taping on October 2nd, to discuss the complicated topic of Third Party Collaborative Reproduction (embryo donation / surrogacy).
The Center for Collaborative Reproduction was developed in response to a growing need from infertility patients, and is the first center of its kind in the Chicago area to provide single source information and support in the areas of donor sperm, donor eggs, embryo adoption and surrogacy.
Collaborative reproduction is often described as third-party reproduction.
The goal of the Center for Collaborative Reproduction is to provide accurate and timely information to those interested in all forms of collaborative reproduction, including those potential patients not currently in treatment, patients currently in treatment, prospective donors and surrogates, as well as the media," he explains.

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