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Infertility: A Crossroad of Faith, Medicine, and Technology brings together a diverse group of clinicians, theologians, and philosophers to examine the use of reproductive technologies in the light of the Roman Catholic moral tradition and recent teaching. The book provides relevant background information (e.g. Donum Vitae from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) as it explores the psychological, social, legal, and moral contexts of reproductive medicine. This book is Volume 3 of Catholic Studies in Bioethics in the series Philosophy and Medicine.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Ethics - bioethics - health - infertility - morality
Preface; K.Wm. Wildes, S.J. Technology, Reproduction, and Faith; K.Wm. Wildes, S.J. Section I: Scientific and Psychological Questions. Advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies; J. Simon. Issues in the Psychological Evaluation and Care of IVF Couples; Y. Ponticas, P. Fagan. Therapy of Working with the Childless Woman: The Pathos of Unrealized Dreams; M.B. Rosenthal. Section II: Theological Reflections. Moral Horizons in Health Care: Reproductive Technologies and Catholic Identity; J.F. Kennan. Donum Vitae: Catholic Teaching Concerning Homologous IVF; W.E. May. Human Need and Natural Law; J. Porter. Interventions Upon Gametes in Assisting the Conjugal Act Toward Fertilization; J.W. Carlson. Donum Vitae: Dissenting Opinions on the `Simple Case' of In Vitro Fertilization; C. Tauer. Section III: Moral and Social Reflections. Infertile Couples: Psychological Needs, Social Responsibilities; D.D. Blake. What Price Fertility? P.B. Jung. In vitro Fertilization: Secular Moral Authority, Biomedicine, and the Role of the State; K.Wm. Wildes, S.J. Section V: Continuing Conversation. Epilogue; R. Hamel. Appendix. Index.