Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical perspectives

Book over: Third Party Assisted ConceptionEdited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau.
Jessica Kingsley
ISBN 1843100843

Star rating: 4/5

Given the government’s recent decision to allow infertile couples one course of IVF on the NHS more people will have access to third party assisted conceptions, this is a timely book, writes Kathryn Evans.

It may answer some of the myriad questions raised by those unfamiliar with the subject. The introduction provides a readable potted history of assisted conception, while in the following chapters it discusses the factors that have influenced the accessibility and development of assisted conceptions in each country despite international knowledge of the different techniques.

The book is written by specialists for those working in this field. However, for the casual reader it becomes an arduous read interspersed with some interesting perspectives scattered throughout.

Kathryn Evans is a senior nurse.

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