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Multiple gestations: some public policy issues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11561995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple gestations, or multifetal pregnancies, raise a number of significant policy questions concerning the well being of women and the well being of the children fetuses might become. Important questions for feminists pertain not only to multifetal pregnancy itself, but also to the medical interventions associated with these pregnancies. In this paper, we address the questions of how many embryos should be transferred in assisted reproduction, how many fetuses should remain in a multiple gestation, who should make these decisions, and the need to protect women from overexposure to exogenous hormones. Although we focus on assisted reproduction in the United States, we believe that our suggestions are applicable to other countries where the technology is comparable.
P K Jennings; J C Callahan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care analysis : HCA : journal of health philosophy and policy     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1065-3058     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Anal     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-19     Completed Date:  2001-10-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432537     Medline TA:  Health Care Anal     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-85     Citation Subset:  E; H    
Department of Sociology, California State University, Bakersfield, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Transfer
Ethics, Medical*
Fertilization in Vitro
Guidelines as Topic
Ovarian Neoplasms
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Public Policy*
Risk Factors
United States

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