Third-Party Reproduction

A Comprehensive Guide

  • James M. Goldfarb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Oocyte Donation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joao Correia De Pinho, William E. Gibbons
      Pages 3-30
    3. Margaret E. Swain
      Pages 31-39
    4. Linda D. Applegarth
      Pages 41-50
    5. Michelle L. McGowan, Leah Wilson
      Pages 51-58
  3. Gestational Surrogacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. James M. Goldfarb
      Pages 61-69
    3. Dorothy A. Greenfeld
      Pages 79-83
    4. Kavita Shah Arora
      Pages 85-92
  4. Embryo Donation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Bonnie G. Patel, Brooke V. Rossi
      Pages 95-100
    3. Susan L. Crockin, Lauren M. Nussbaum
      Pages 101-112
    4. Lindsay Childress-Beatty
      Pages 113-120
    5. Stephanie O. Corley, Jessica Wilen Berg
      Pages 121-129
  5. Sperm Donation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Brooke V. Rossi
      Pages 133-142
    3. Stephanie O. Corley, Maxwell Mehlman
      Pages 143-158
    4. William D. Petok
      Pages 159-168
    5. Julie R. Severson
      Pages 169-179
  6. Posthumous Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Christopher Brede, Edmund Sabanegh Jr.
      Pages 183-195
    3. Valarie K. Blake, Hannah L. Kushnick
      Pages 197-204
  7. Religion and Third-Party Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
  8. Navigating Third-Party Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 231-234

About this book


The first IVF conceived birth in 1978 resulted in a significant growth of third party reproductive options which continue to raise ethical, legal, and psychological questions.  Third party reproduction procedures can involve as many as five people:  sperm donor, egg donor, gestational carrier, and intended parents. Third-Party Reproduction: A Comprehensive Guide utilizes experts in the field to address the medical, psychological, ethical and legal aspects of sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation, and the use of gestational carriers.  In addition, there are chapters on the medical and ethical aspects of posthumous reproduction, religious aspects of third party reproduction, and how to avoid pitfalls of third party reproduction.  Aimed at physicians, trainees, psychologists, nurses, and social workers whose practices may include patients considering third party reproduction, the intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive and practical  overview of the many aspects of third party reproduction to help all those involved to better understand them. Patients considering third party reproduction may also find value in this book.


Assisted Reproduction Egg donation Embryo Donation Fertility Sperm donation Surrogacy

Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Goldfarb
    • 1
  1. 1.University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve UniversityDirector of Fertility Services and In Vitro FertilizationClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7168-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7169-1
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