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Assisted Reproduction

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780198268277
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683480 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0002
Assisted Reproduction

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This chapter discusses the issue of assisted reproduction in Jewish law. Topics covered include morality, naturalism, and artificial insemination using the husband's sperm (AIH); artificial insemination using donor sperm (AID) and the issues of adultery and mamzerut, other halakhic problems associated with AID, moral objections to AID, in vitro fertilization (IVF), halakhic problems in relation to IVF using donor eggs or a surrogate mother, the role of aggadah in determining maternity, and procreative obligation and procreative autonomy in Jewish and Israeli law.

Keywords: Jewish biomedical law; morality; artificial insemination; adultery; mamzerut; halakhah; in vitro fertilization

Chapter.  27327 words. 

Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law

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