Planning parenthood : strategies for success in fertility assistance, adoption, and surrogacy / Rebecca A. Clark ... [et al.].Material type: TextPublication details: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.Description: xi, 237 p. : ill. ; 22 cmISBN:
- 9780801891113 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 0801891116 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 9780801891120 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0801891124 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- RG133.5 .P618 2009
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -231) and index.
What are the pathways to parenthood?: The fertility workup -- Early fertility assistance: hormone stimulation and intrauterine insemination -- Assisted reproductive technology (ART) using your own eggs or sperm -- Using donor sperm -- Using donor eggs and embryos -- Using a surrogate -- Domestic and international adoptions -- Which options are available to you? The requirements for each pathway -- Considerations for nontraditional families. Balancing the risks and benefits for each pathway: Your influence on genetics and the fetal and infant environments -- Pregnancy and medical risks for mother and child -- Mental health risks for the child -- Emotional costs: what you might experience -- Time costs: how long before you become a parent? -- Hassle costs: travel, appointments, forms, and documents -- Financial costs: which options are affordable? -- Legal considerations.