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Gender, infertility, motherhood, and assisted reproductive technology (ART) in Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22533036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In Turkey, as in many other countries, infertility is generally regarded as a negative phenomenon in a woman's life and is associated with a lot of stigma by society. In other words, female infertility and having a baby using Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) have to be taken into consideration with respect to gender motherhood, social factors, religion and law. Yet if a woman chooses to use ART she has to deal with the consequences of her decision, such as being ostracized by society. Other types of procedures in this area, such as sperm and ova donation or surrogate motherhood, are not permitted in law. However; both before and after the development of this techonology, society has been finding its own solutions which are rarely questioned and are still performed This article will discuss what these practices are and try to reach some pragmatic conclusions concerning female infertility, the concept of motherhood and some traditional practices in Turkey.
Authors:
Serap Sahinoglu; Nuket Ornek Buken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction and genetic ethics     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1028-7825     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Reprod Genet Ethics     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815992     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod Genet Ethics     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-32     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Affiliation:
Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Ethics, 06100 Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey. serapsahinoglu@yahoo.co.uk
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