Infertility and the new reproductive technology

A role for social work

Dorothy Greenfeld, Michael Peter Diamond, Ruth L. Breslin, Alan De Cherney

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Abstract

Infertility affects 1 in 6 couples in the United States during their childbearing years. The causes are sociological, medical and environmental. The new reproductive technology such as in-vitro fertilization and the alternatives to biological parenting such as surrogate motherhood raise legal and ethical issues as they raise the hopes of those couples previously unable to have a baby. As expectations have risen and treatment options become more complex, the social worker has become an essential member of the treatment team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-81
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Reproductive Techniques
Social Work
Infertility
Hope
Parenting
Fertilization in Vitro
Ethics
Therapeutics
Social Workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Infertility and the new reproductive technology : A role for social work. / Greenfeld, Dorothy; Diamond, Michael Peter; Breslin, Ruth L.; De Cherney, Alan.

In: Social Work in Health Care, Vol. 12, No. 2, 12.06.1987, p. 71-81.

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Greenfeld, Dorothy ; Diamond, Michael Peter ; Breslin, Ruth L. ; De Cherney, Alan. / Infertility and the new reproductive technology : A role for social work. In: Social Work in Health Care. 1987 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 71-81.
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