Reproductive Techniques

Publication Title: 
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Author(s): 
Blackburn, Elizabeth
Publication Title: 
Women & Health

New technologies of conception bring into being beautiful babies. The wonder of these children, and of the technologies themselves, can tempt us to abbreviate ethical reflection on the moral appropriateness of initiating human life in this way. However, the moralists of the Catholic Church, along with many others, judge that human life should originate in acts of love between parents, not in productive acts of technologists.

Author(s): 
Lawler, R. D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Medical Ethics

There has been a troublesome anomaly in the UK between cash payment to men for sperm donation and the effective assumption that women will pay to donate eggs. Some commentators, including Donald Evans in this journal, have argued that the anomaly should be resolved by treating women on the same terms as men. But this argument ignores important difficulties about property in the body, particularly in relation to gametes.

Author(s): 
Dickenson, D. L.
Publication Title: 
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.)

Hypnosis has many applications in the field of reproductive health care. This paper describes its use in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, hyperemesis gravidarum, and pain relief in labor and delivery. Four case reports are used for illustration. Misconceptions about the risks and benefits of hypnosis are discussed. Information about training for clinicians in hypnosis is described.

Author(s): 
Baram, D. A.
Publication Title: 
Human Fertility (Cambridge, England)

In spite of the growing body of literature that has focused on medical, psychological, social, and cultural consequences of infertility, issues such as religious and spiritual dimensions of infertility have received little attention. Considering that infertility is a multifaceted problem and results in multiple losses, we argue that health professionals need to consider all aspects of holistic care when caring for women with fertility problems. Holistic care considers not only the psychological, social and cultural needs of individuals, but also their religious and spiritual needs.

Author(s): 
Roudsari, Robab Latifnejad
Allan, Helen T.
Smith, Pam A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

AIM: We aim to determine the safety and effectiveness of a standard therapeutic package of Korean medicine for the treatment of unexplained infertility in a cross-section of women who sought treatment at an integrative hospital in Seoul, Korea. BACKGROUND: Infertility affects more than 1.2 million women in the United States alone. Treatment options for infertility vary, yet the barriers of invasiveness, cost, and access inhibit treatment use for many women. Alternative medical approaches exist for this indication, and sustain certain popularity.

Author(s): 
Park, Jongbae J.
Kang, Myungja
Shin, Sangseop
Choi, Eunmi
Kwon, Sukyung
Wee, Hyosun
Nam, Bonghyun
Kaptchuk, Ted J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

AIM: We aim to determine the safety and effectiveness of a standard therapeutic package of Korean medicine for the treatment of unexplained infertility in a cross-section of women who sought treatment at an integrative hospital in Seoul, Korea. BACKGROUND: Infertility affects more than 1.2 million women in the United States alone. Treatment options for infertility vary, yet the barriers of invasiveness, cost, and access inhibit treatment use for many women. Alternative medical approaches exist for this indication, and sustain certain popularity.

Author(s): 
Park, Jongbae J.
Kang, Myungja
Shin, Sangseop
Choi, Eunmi
Kwon, Sukyung
Wee, Hyosun
Nam, Bonghyun
Kaptchuk, Ted J.
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