The first IVF conceived birth in 1978 resulted in a significant growth of third party reproductive options which continue to raise ethical, legal, and psychological questions. Third party reproduction procedures can involve as many as five people: sperm donor, egg donor, gestational carrier, and intended parents. Third-Party Reproduction: A Comprehensive Guide utilizes experts in the field to address the medical, psychological, ethical and legal aspects of sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation, and the use of gestational carriers. In addition, there are chapters on the medical and ethical aspects of posthumous reproduction, religious aspects of third party reproduction, and how to avoid pitfalls of third party reproduction. Aimed at physicians, trainees, psychologists, nurses, and social workers whose practices may include patients considering third party reproduction, the intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive and practical overview of the many aspects of third party reproduction to help all those involved to better understand them. Patients considering third party reproduction may also find value in this book.
Part I. Oocyte Donation Chapter 1. Medical Implications of Oocyte Donation Joao Correia De Pinho and William E. Gibbons Chapter 2. Oocyte Donation: Legal Aspects Margaret E. Swain Chapter 3. Oocyte Donation: Psychological Aspects Linda D. Applegarth Chapter 4. Oocyte Donation: Ethical Aspects Michelle L. McGowan and Leah Wilson Part II. Gestational Surrogacy Chapter 5. Gestational Carrier: Medical Aspects James M. Goldfarb Chapter 6. Surrogacy and Gestational Carrier Arrangements: Legal Aspects Margaret E. Swain Chapter 7. Use of Gestational Carriers: Psychological Aspects Dorothy A. Greenfeld Chapter 8. The Ethics of Hiring a Gestational Carrier Kavita Shah Part III. Embryo Donation Chapter 9. Embryo Donation: Medical Aspects Bonnie G. Patel and Brooke V. Rossi Chapter 10. Embryo Donation: Legal Aspects Susan Crockin and Lauren Nussbaum Chapter 11. Embryo Donation: Psychological Aspects Lindsay Childress-Beatty Chapter 12. Embryo Donation: Ethical Issues Stephanie O. Corley and Jessica Wilen Berg Part IV. Sperm Donation Chapter 13. Donor Insemination Brooke V. Rossi Chapter 14. Sperm Donation: Legal Aspects Stephanie O. Corley and Maxwell Mehlman Chapter 15. Sperm Donation: Psychological Aspects William D. Petok Chapter 16. Sperm Donation: Ethical Aspects Julie R. Severson Part V. Posthumous Reproduction Chapter 17. Medical Aspects of Posthumous Reproduction Christopher Brede and Edmund Sabanegh, Jr. Chapter 18. Ethical Implications of Posthumous Reproduction Valarie K. Blake and Hannah L. Kushnick Part VI. Religion and Third-Party Reproduction Chapter 19. Hagar's Child: Theology, Ethics, and the Third Party in Emerging Reproductive Technology Laurie Zoloth and Alyssa A. Henning Part VII. Navigating Third-Party Reproduction Chapter 20. Choosing Egg Donors and Gestational Carriers: Avoiding the Pitfalls Mindy Berkson
James Goldfarb, MD, MBA, is the Director of Fertility Services and In Vitro Fertilization at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He is also a Clinical Professor of Reproductive Biology at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Since the 80's, Dr. Goldfarb has been at the forefront of third party reproduction. His infertility program was responsible for the first in-vitro fertilization birth in Ohio in 1983 and the world's first in-vitro fertilization/surrogate birth in 1986. He is immediate past president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) and, through his association with SART and his active clinical practice, he has been very involved with recent issues regarding all aspects of third party reproduction.