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The baby business: How money, science, and politics drive the commerce of conception

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Spar, Debora L. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press , 2006. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GF 100 SPA 2006
Explores many aspects of the high-tech com modification of procreation: the fabulous revenues commercial fertility clinics earn from couples' desperate desire for children and the ensuing conflicts between medical ethics and the profit motive; the premiums paid for sperm and eggs from genetically d…
Title
The baby business: How money, science, and politics drive the commerce of conception
Author
Spar, Debora L
Place
Boston, MA
Publisher
Harvard Business School Press
Year Published
2006
Physical Description
Hardcover, 299 p.
Topics
Fertility/Infertility
Medical Ethics
Surrogate Motherhood
Abstract
Explores many aspects of the high-tech com modification of procreation: the fabulous revenues commercial fertility clinics earn from couples' desperate desire for children and the ensuing conflicts between medical ethics and the profit motive; the premiums paid for sperm and eggs from genetically desirable donors; the possible exploitation of poor, nonwhite and Third World surrogate mothers paid to gestate the spawn of wealthy Westerners; the fine line between modern adoption practices and outright baby selling; and the new entrepreneurial paradigm of maternity, in which the official "mother" simply finances the assemblage of sperm, purchased egg and hired womb and lays contractual claim to the finished infant. Spar considers most of these developments inevitable and not undesirable (they provide kids to parents who want them), but calls for government regulation to curb excesses and protect the interests of all involved. Chapter 3 contains information about surrogacy.
ISBN
1591396204
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GF 100 SPA 2006
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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http://www.surrogacy.ca/

Londesborough: ON: Surrogacy in Canada Online , 2015. (Online)
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Provides information, referral and support to Canadians involved with third party reproduction. Includes information for Canadian and International Intended Parents and/or Surrogate Mothers/Egg Donors.
Title
Surrogacy in Canada online
Subtitle
Information, referral, & support since 2001
Place
Londesborough: ON
Publisher
Surrogacy in Canada Online
Year Published
2015
Topics
Surrogate Motherhood
Abstract
Provides information, referral and support to Canadians involved with third party reproduction. Includes information for Canadian and International Intended Parents and/or Surrogate Mothers/Egg Donors.
Material Type
Online
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
URL
http://www.surrogacy.ca/
Audience
Patient or Public