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Surrogate Motherhood: Comparing Two Articles

- “Time to Ban Surrogate Motherhood,” written by Lynda Hurst and “Surrogate Motherhood: Why it Should Be Permitted,” written by Allan C. Hutchinson, are persuasive texts where the authors’ attempts to influence the audience to agree with their side of the argument on surrogate motherhood. According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, surrogate motherhood is defined as, “a woman who bears a child for another person, often for pay, either through artificial insemination or by carrying until birth another woman's surgically implanted fertilized egg.” Since the persuasive works are published in different newspapers, one being The Toronto Star and the other being The Glob...   [tags: Surrogate Motherhood, ]

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What is a Surrogate

- A surrogate is a woman who gestates a fetus for others, often times it is for another couple or a mother. She carries the pregnancy and let them adopt the baby legally after it is born. Surrogate arrangements are generally complex: it takes different arrangements and contacts in order to start the surrogacy. Some women are getting paid to fulfill the job of being a surrogate mother, ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 (p. 398), while others do not expect any kind of payment. Some states had outlawed surrogacy, for they believe that it is illegal to involve the buying and selling of children (baby-selling) for it is a “blatant affront to human dignity” (p....   [tags: mother, carries pregnancy for others]

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The Cause and Effects of Surrogate Mother

- The main causes of women choose to be surrogate mothers are poverty and kind human being, and its result in physical and mental effects to the surrogate mother. II. Surrogacy is often done or committed is because of poverty. A. Effects of poverty 1. Hunger 2. Sickness B. Surrogacy is becoming a growing business. 1. Earn more money in order to overcome their hardship III. Surrogacy is being done by people. A. Help relative that could not reproduce offspring 1. Strengthen the bonds between family members B. Surrogate mother will feel delighted and happy after giving birth successfully 1. Bring a new life to this world 2. Emotional affected by original parents 3. Feel proud for doing somethi...   [tags: surrogacy, poverty, hunger, pregnancy]

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Should Surrogacy Be A Surrogate?

- Would you consider surrogacy. Or being a surrogate. Surrogacy is becoming a surrogate mother and arranging a pregnancy to give someone a baby who can’t have one. A surrogate is the person who carries the baby for the couple who cannot have one. Surrogacy is used when someone cannot bear children either because of medical reasons or old age. The full surrogacy process is when an embryo is implanted into the woman’s body using either the egg and sperm of the future parents, a donated egg and sperm of the future father, or using a donated egg and donor sperm....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, In vitro fertilisation]

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The Surrogate Pregnancy And 1984

- Surrogate Pregnancy and 1984 Surrogate pregnancy was talked about and questioned in the early 1970’s but was not put into practice until 1976. The first case documented actually comes from the bible. It was the story of Abraham and Sarah. Sarah talks about her experience with infertility. She then turns to Hagar, her handmaiden, and asks her if she would carry their child for them since she was unable to. Hagar was their maid so in a way it was a command, not exactly a favor or question. The first actual recognized surrogate arrangement for a pregnancy was back in 1976....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Family, Sperm donation]

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The Negatives of Surrogate Mothering

- “In the U.S. surrogacy is less regulated than used car sales” (Humphreys). Surrogate mothering has been around for many years, and is becoming even more publically common in today’s society. The most technical way to describe a “full” surrogate transaction would be as follows, “the implanting of an embryo created using either the eggs and sperm or both of the intended parents…” (Arnold). This in turn would mean that the carrying mother would have no genetic connection with the child. This also allows the parents of the child being carried have full genetic connection to the child, making the whole family unit that much stronger....   [tags: Family and Genetics]

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Surrogate Mothers and Parenting

- According to the National Health Statistics Reports published in 2013, 11% of women age 15-44 reported impaired fecundity while 12% of men aged 25-44 reported some form of infertility. Until new scientific intervention guarantees a cure for both male and female fertility troubles, couples will continue to rely on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and surrogates as viable avenues to establish families and bear biological children. Theoretically, an individual or a couple who solicit the services of a surrogate and the woman who consents to the arrangement of serving as the surrogate both benefit; the employing party is not barred from parenthood due to infertility and the surrogate will...   [tags: bioethics, infertility]

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Surrogate Motherhood

- Surrogate Motherhood is something that not many people actually support, even though it “is one of the many reproductive techniques that have enabled infertile couples to have children” (qtd. in Freedman). There are two types of surrogacy, traditional and gestational. The traditional type of surrogacy involves the surrogate mother being (AI) artificially inseminated with the sperm of the intended father or sperm from a donor when the sperm count is low. In either case the surrogate’s own egg will be used....   [tags: Women's Health]

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Over-Doing Surrogate Mother

- There are many women who are not able to carry children or birth them. The good thing about this that there are other women that can carry them babies for them until birth. This is a relationship in which one woman bears and gives birth to a child for a person or a couple who then adopts or takes legal custody of the children; also called mothering by proxy. In surrogate motherhood, one woman acts as a surrogate, or replacement, mother for another woman, sometimes called the intended mother, who either cannot produce fertile eggs or cannot carry a pregnancy through to birth, or term....   [tags: babies, relationship, birth]

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The First Recognized Surrogate Motherhood Arrangement

- Surrogate Motherhood “The first recognized surrogate motherhood arrangement was made in 1976. Since the late 1980s, surrogacy has been more common: between 1987 and 1992, an estimated 5,000 surrogate births occurred in the United States.” (Surrogate) Surrogacy is most commonly known as a relationship where one woman bears and gives birth to a child that is either for a person or a couple other than themselves. Surrogate motherhood can be accomplished in multiple ways, such that a man’s sperm can be inserted into the surrogate mother by a certain procedure called Artificial Insemination ....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Family]

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Should Surrogate Motherhood be Allowed?

- Surrogate Motherhood is when one women carries to term the fertilized egg of another woman. This procedure is chosen by married couples who can not conceive a child in the “natural way”. In some occasions the mother may be able to produce an egg, but has no womb or some other physical problem which prevents her from carrying a child. Whether or not the husband can produce a large amount of sperm is not a problem. Once the egg and sperm are combined in a petri dish fertilization is very likely to occur....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Surrogate Mother - Womb For Rent

- The Surrogate Mother - Womb For Rent        In 2000 the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) defined reproductive rights as "the basic rights of couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children; to have the information and means to do so; and to have the right to make decisions concerning reproduction, free of discrimination, coercion or violence."[1] Traditionally society defines reproductive rights in the context of one's being able to make decisions about his or her own reproduction; other individuals, unrelated to that person, were not considered as being involved in the decision....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Should A Surrogate Mother Contract Legally Or Morally Appropriate?

- To answer this question, we must first ask what is a contract. Well according to a law handbook a contact is a legally binding or valid agreement between two parties. But then what does legally biding mean. A law dictionary states “lawful action, such as an agreement consciously agreed to by two or more entities, establishing lawful accountability. An illegal action, such as forcing, tricking, or coercing a person into an agreement, is not legally binding.” If this is case then the famous supreme court case regarding Surrogate mother contract, the contract was illegal....   [tags: Morality, Law, Parent, Human]

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Surrogate Motherhood and Technology

- Surrogate Motherhood and Technology Surrogacy: The Technology Reproductive technologies have a lot to do with the theology of the family. One aspect of reproductive technology deals with the issue of pregnancy for profit. This concept is known as surrogacy, and it is used for procreation. Ten to fifteen percent of married couples are unable to have children of their own.1 A surrogate mother is a woman who carries the child, usually for an infertile couple. Surrogacy has been around for a long time; it dates back to biblical times....   [tags: Pregnancy Reproduction Essays]

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Surrogate Mothers in Jane Austen

- Surrogate Mothers in Jane Austen Jane Austen created families of varying levels of dysfunction so effectively, that even young readers of today can relate to the story. In some, the mother was either deceased, not present, or just not the right person for the daughter to rely on. For example, Fanny, Emma, Elizabeth and Elinor all struggle because the very people who are supposed to be looking out for them prove to be completely unhelpful. These heroines may not be able to rely on their actual Mother (or Father) but there often are parental figures that they can turn to....   [tags: Mother Mothers Jane Austen Essays]

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surrogate mothers

- A Surrogate Mother is defined as “an adult woman who enters into an agreement to bear a child conceived through assisted conception for intended parents.” The couple is usually referred to as intended parents who enter into an agreement providing that they will be the parents of a child born to a surrogate through assisted conception, using an egg or sperm of at least one parent. 1 RIGHT - Surrogate motherhood is a right entitled to those who are ready and able to take on the responsibility of parenthood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Surrogate Motherhood

- Surrogate motherhood refers to that condition of a fertile (footnote) woman who has been contracted to become impregnated via reproductive technologies such as donor or artificial insemination. It is that condition wherein that fertile woman also has agreed to transfer her rights on the child to the biological parents after giving birth. This is bounded by a contract that was signed by the contracting parents and the surrogate. The reasons for this generally fall into two categories. Either the contracting couple is unable to produce a child or they would prefer to eliminate or enhance certain genetic traits....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Surrogate Mothers

- Surrogate Mothers The practice of bearing a child on behalf of another woman. This is surrogate motherhood. Is it considered immoral. By some, yes. In some countries it is banned—and in others it is promoted or up for consideration. In recent days, the issue of "right and wrong" has surfaced in the midst of this argument, sharing different meanings to the opposing sides. To some, it is right only for the woman who brings forth life to raise the child; for it is deemed that she is the only one fit to be the child's mother....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Surrogate Mothers Must Not be Allowed to Profit

- Surrogate Mothers Must Not be Allowed to Profit       Infertility affects an estimated 6.1 million people in the United States, or 10% of the reproductive age population (1). For many couples, infertility carries a stigma with serious personal and social ramifications. Infertile couples face social rejection by friends and family with children and must also come to terms with the loss of lifelong dreams of rearing children. The psychological trauma associated with infertility has created a great demand for a solution, and the medical industry has responded with eagerness....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Reproductive Techniques: In Vitro Fertilization

- ... For instance the actress Nicole Kidman recently had a daughter, but you’d never know it, because Kidman was never actually pregnant. She and her husband, country star Keith Urban, were unable to conceive, so they hired a surrogate to have the baby for them. There is a big misconception which, I think needs to be stressed out. From the social point of view, it could be somewhat problematic for people to figure out the reason and motive why surrogate performing this duty for. Majority of them believe that it is only for the money, but there are tons of reasons why surrogates would want to help infertile couples to have a baby....   [tags: surrogate parenthood, pregnancy]

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Issues Related to Surrogacy

- Issues Related to Surrogacy The general notions with regards to the possibility of surrogacy seem to have old origins.(LT) The history of Surrogacy goes way back to the beginning of time; in the Holy Bible and in Roman history. Surrogacy has been a controversial medical process that has faced authorized issues since its arrival. Because surrogacy is used to help an infertile couple have a child, many people are overlooking the fact that there are risks and difficult choices to go along with this issue....   [tags: Surrogate, Child Bearing]

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Benefits of Cloning to Humanity

- Cloning has been an interesting topic since the nineteen fifties, but became very popular in nineteen ninety after the dolly sheep cloning experiment. “.First cloned animal - a tadpole - was created in 1952, the most publicly significant event in the history of cloning was the creation of Dolly the Sheep in 1996 at the Roslin Institute Cloning (Politics.co.uk. Web. 25 Mar. 2014)". Since then, it has continued to grow and become very popular in todays society. It has been a very contrversal topic over rather it serve as a good or bad experiment for the world....   [tags: surrogate mother, dna, dolly the sheep]

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Opportunity Awaits

- The practice of using a surrogate mother to carry a couple’s potential child is a common choice for hopeful couples today. There are a few parallels between both the monetary exchange for a baby, and the monetary exchange for non-replensishable organs, in that both exchanges involve many ethical dilemmas. The contrast between the two is a very bold definition of what is essential to living, versus what is a desirable component of one’s life. On the legal end, courts are likely to weigh in favor of the maternal parents when there is a detailed contractual obligation distinguished prior to the surrogate process taking place....   [tags: Health Care, Ethics, Surrogate Mother]

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Surrogates

- The year is 2017 and a new technology has changed the way humans live their lives. Most people now spend their lives at home, going about their business as usual, using remote-controlled robotic bodies called surrogates. Commonly designed to resemble idealized versions of their operators, these surrogates have superhuman strength and agility and allow their operators freedom from pain and damage while they remain safely at home in their operator's chairs. The leading manufacturer of surrogates is a company called VSI or Virtual Self Industries....   [tags: Film Review]

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Analysis Of Jonathan Mostow 's Film Surrogates

- In contrast, while machines will never reach a status where they can be considered conscious, emotional, and intelligent humans, they still possess a bearing advantage over humanity. Humans are inherently extremely susceptible to influence taking a negative tolls on their lives. Humans are vulnerable, frail, and exposed; traits that machines will never have to deal with. Such an advantage would normally be considered as a good aspect, but this same advantage also serves as a crucial detail when differentiating human beings and machines....   [tags: Human, Thought, Prehistory, Hominidae]

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It Takes Three: Gestational Surrogacy

- It Takes Three: Gestational Surrogacy Gestational surrogacy is when a woman, referred to as a surrogate, is pregnant with and gives birth to a baby that is not genetically related to her. A gestational surrogacy usually takes place when a couple is unable to get pregnant and or carry a baby. In most cases it is because a woman has an unhealthy or nonexistent uterus. Gestational surrogacy is also some times used by gay couples who want to start a family. The pregnancy is created with a medical procedure called in vitro fertilization where fertilized eggs are transferred into the surrogate’s uterus using a needle....   [tags: Family Issues]

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Surrogacy Should be Banned in All States

- An article titled “Baby M and the Question of Surrogate Motherhood,” discusses the oldest court case involving surrogacy. In this case, the surrogate mother, Mary Beth Whitehead, decided that she did not want to give away the baby she had carried the past nine months. The couple that had hired Whitehead as a surrogate went to court to get their baby back and their case prevailed. The author of the article, Clyde Haberman seems to be unbiased and takes no stance on the issue. He does however bring up that although it is banned in some states, there is no national policy in place regarding surrogacy....   [tags: motherhood, moral, donor]

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Surrogacy Is The Carrying Of A Pregnancy For Intended Parents

- A surrogacy is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are two kinds of surrogacy: “Gestational”, in which the egg and sperm belong to the intended parents and is carried by the surrogate, and “traditional”, where the surrogate is inseminated with the intended father’s sperm. Regardless of the method, I believe that surrogacy cannot be morally justified. Surrogacy literally means “substitute”, or “replacement”. A surrogate is a replacement for a mother for that 9-month period of pregnancy, and therefore is reducing the role of the surrogate mother to an oversimplified and dehumanizing labor....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Baby M]

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Surrogacy: What Would You Stop at for Your Family?

- Surrogacy is a very controversial topic. Some people are believers, yet some think no matter how desperate someone is to start a family that it’s just not right. Using a surrogate mother, a women who bears a child for another women, makes it possible for couples to have a child with DNA from one or both of the intended parents. Often couples turn to surrogacy if one or both are infertile (unable to reproduce), gay couples, or other medical conditions that cause the mother to be unable to conceive....   [tags: child, infertile, laws, religion, opinon]

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Reflection Paper On My Career Goals

- This reflection paper is divided into five main sections. The first section gives a general introduction of internship that I was doing during my internship period. The second section provides an overview of the internship practice and tasks that I was assigned to do. The third section is about the office technologies I used during the internship. The fourth section is about the benefits of the RCBC Paralegal Program courses taken as applied to the work that I performed. The final section is devoted to the knowledge and experience that I gained during the course of internship....   [tags: Lawyer, Law, Common law, Judge]

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Commodification and Exploitation of Surrogacy

- A discussion about surrogacy could result in many different arguments, but one of the most important would be that which deals with the ethical and moral relevance of surrogacy as it relates to both the surrogate and the contracting parents. In terms of ethical and moral relevance, we might consider whether the parties involved are being denied any negative rights and furthermore, how that could produce an unwanted outcome, for example commodification or exploitation. In what follows I will argue that full gestational surrogacy commodifies and exploits women and children; however, I question the negative connotation of the word “exploit” when the surrogate is fully educated about the process...   [tags: wombs for hire, ethical and moral dilemas]

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Surrogacy, Traditional, Gestational And Commercial Surrogacy

- A surrogacy agreement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are three types of surrogacy: traditional, gestational and commercial. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is impregnated with the intended father’s sperm and so the child is genetically related to the surrogate. Gestational surrogacy also results from in-vitro fertilization, but the child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate. Commercial surrogacy is any surrogate agreement that involves paying the surrogate beyond reasonable expenses for carrying the child....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Obstetrics, Reproduction]

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Surrogacy : A Form Of Child Selling

- Arguments against commercial surrogacy typically revolve around the idea that surrogacy is a form of child-selling. Critics believe that commercial surrogacy violates both women’s and children’s rights. In addition, by making surrogacy contracts legally enforceable, courts will follow the contract rather than choose what is best for the child. However, in her article “Surrogate Mothering: Exploring Empowerment” Laura Pudry is not convinced by these arguments. Pudry disclaims surrogacy as child-selling, instead she believes that the practice is a service that a surrogate is provided....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Parent, Family]

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Surrogacy Is Morally Right Or Wrong?

- Many people argue over if the practice is morally right or wrong. Supporters of surrogacy argue that, “Surrogacy provides infertile couples with a unique opportunity to raise a child who carries their genes. Surrogacy is a win-win proposition…” (Surrogacy.” Issues & Controversies”). Opponents on the other hand argue, “Putting a price tag on a woman 's womb is unnatural and distasteful. Indeed, surrogacy essentially assigns a dollar value to the life of a baby, which is abhorrent.” (Surrogacy.” Issues & Controversies”) Although there are many opinions of the subject, many women decide to practice surrogacy and enjoys the process of being a surrogate mother....   [tags: Pregnancy, Family, Surrogacy, Childbirth]

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Surrogacy Is A Viable Option For Families

- Many couples in the world get married and intend to start a family together, however this is not always possible for some families. One option for those families is surrogacy. Surrogacy is defined as an agreement with two parties for an adult woman to bear a child conceived through assisted conception for intended parents. In the United States alone, approximately 6.7 million women were diagnosed with infertility. The first known case of surrogacy occurred in California in the mid 1970’s. In 2010, and approximately 7.4 million women ages 15-44 used infertility services....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Artificial insemination]

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Ethical Discussion About Surrogacy

- Surrogacy is a modern medical treatment, which is the process that a woman carries and delivers the baby for another person or another couple. Ethical problems of this medical technology have been discussed frequently in recent years. Some arguments support surrogacy, some against. Those arguments and ethical issues involved in will be discussed in this paper. From the scientific point of view, there are two major types of surrogacy, which are traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy (Brinsden 484)....   [tags: medical treatment, natural insemination]

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Surrogacy : An Controversial Type Of Surrogacy

- Bob and Maria have been trying to conceive a child for five years but where no lucky, so when they found out that Maria that she was not able to carry a child through a pregnancy really saddened the couple. Therefore, they decided to seek other ways to become parents and finally decided that surrogacy was there best option to have the best chance of getting their biological child. There are different types of surrogacy, but the most common and the most controversial type of surrogacy is the commercial surrogacy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Obstetrics]

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Indi The Mother Destination For Commercial Surrogacy

- Wombs in Labor Introduction India: The “Mother Destination: “For Commercial Surrogacy July 26th Quote “See the Taj Mahal by moonlight while our embryo grows in a Petri- dish”. -Slogan from a reproductive Website” In her book “Wombs in Labor” author Amrita Pande examines the boom of surrogacy in India and the women affected by the booming commercial use of poor woman in India who carry babies for infertile l woman from all over the world as part of a new medical tourism Pande states India is surrogacy industry is interesting when it comes to surrogacy because it is the first country in the global south to with a flourishing industry in the national and transnational Commercial surrogacy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Obstetrics, Uterus]

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Surrogacy Should Not Be Legal

- Most young people envision their future in the realm of getting married and creating a family. One of the most devastating things that can happen to a young couple is to be told they cannot have children. There are several options the couple can pursue, and one of those options available is surrogacy. Society today is torn on whether or not surrogacy should be legal in today’s world. Surrogacy is very controversial for many people around the world, and opinions are strong on the subject. Surrogacy is defined as the utilization of a third party female in order for a infertile family to create a biological child for their family....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Family]

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Surrogacy : The Ongoing Debate

- Surrogacy: The ongoing debate In today’s world everyone is pressured to get married and have kids. Either by society, friends or family. When you’re in a relationship for a while the questions start to be asked such as “When are you getting married?” Once you’re married then the questions “When are you having kids?” are asked. Couples have an intense amount or pressure to start families. When the couple is finally ready to have kids after many failed attempts they find out they are incapable of producing children of their own....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Artificial insemination]

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Bid Cost Minimization

- Abstract—Most Independent System Operators (ISOs) adopt the Bid Cost Minimization (BCM) to select offers and their respective generation levels while minimizing the total bid cost. It was shown that the customer payment costs that result from selected offers can differ significantly from the customer payments resulting from the Payment Cost Minimization (PCM), under which payment costs are minimized directly. In order to solve the PCM in the dual space, the Lagrangian relaxation and surrogate optimization approach is frequently used....   [tags: Business, Costs]

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Modern Surrogacy: Choosing between Traditional or Gestational

- ... Some people, like Charles Dougherty of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics, believe that “it might cause future generations, for example, to think of the human embryo or fetus as interchangeable parts, reproduction as a mechanical process, wombs as organs for rent, etc.” (Dougherty par. 4). Dougherty is mistaken in his view of surrogacy and reproduction technologies because he overlooks the fact that many people view the birth of children as a gift, a miracle. Like physician Elvonne Whitney says, “once embryos, eggs, or sperm are [placed] in the uterus, we have no more control over their further development…God is still in control, and every conception is a miracle” (Whitney 105)....   [tags: morality, parents, donors]

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Surrogacy : The Old Fashioned Way

- Surrogacy On July 23, 2013, popular comedian and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon announced that he and his wife had a child through surrogacy. After a fruitless five year struggle with fertility, they decided that it was the best way for them to start a family. He became an advocate for surrogacy, saying, "Try every avenue; try anything you can do, 'cause you 'll get there. You 'll end up with a family, and it 's so worth it. It is the most 'worth it ' thing. I 'm just so happy right now." (Eggenberger, 2013)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Fetus, Uterus]

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The Principle of Substituted Judgment

- The Principle of Substituted Judgment Traditionally, the physician was expected to use all of their talents and training in an effort to save the life of their patient, no matter the odds. More recently, the physician’s role has been redefined to preserve the autonomy of the patient. Now physicians must give life saving care only in so far and to the degree desirous of the competent patient. Until this century, it was rare that brain-dead patients could be kept alive for long periods of time....   [tags: Medical Ethics Physician Assisted Suicide Essays]

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Under What Circumstances Should Surrogacy Contracts Be Enforceable

- Under What Circumstances Should Surrogacy Contracts Be Enforceable 1. Introduction Karen (1997) proposed that contact surrogacy contracts in the social development process increasingly prominent infertility problems. The advances in biomedical technology may provide a technical solution to this problem. The impact of surrogacy on traditional family values and the impact of the law are subversive. It has changed the traditional ways of the establishment of parentage. It also raised many moral and ethical disputes that whether surrogacy should be legalized....   [tags: legalization, artificial insemination]

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The Process of Surrogacy and Its Different Types

- Surrogacy is an international practice. The use of other women to carry people’s babies is a common and legal practice in many countries. To fully understand why this is a moral issue, you need to understand what it is. A surrogate is a woman who is carrying a baby for another person. Surrogacy is used for many reasons by different couples. The crowd drawn to surrogacy is couples who are infertile and cannot have kids. Such couples include: couples who are too old, couples who are in a homosexual relationship and people who just want a baby by themselves and can’t have one....   [tags: surogracy laws, adoption, surograte]

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Motherhood Is The Ultimate Fulfillment Of A Woman

- Discuss how any two of the myths of motherhood in the textbook/lecture support or refute what is being discussed in this interview. The two myth of motherhood that supports the information on this interview are “Motherhood is the ultimate fulfillment of a woman. It is natural and necessary experience for all women. Those who do not want to mother are psychologically disturbed and those who want to but cannot are fundamentally deprived” (Crawford, 2011, p.263). This myth supports the information on this interview because infertile couples or couples that have a hard time conceiving children fly to India from all over the world to hire women in India as surrogate mothers....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Mother, Family]

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Abortion Is Immoral And Should Be Illegal

- Many people are against abortions because it is immoral, however, many fetuses have gone through this horrible procedure. In the 14th amendment, it states that a woman has the right to determine whether or not to bear a child. Abortion isn’t the only answer to get rid of a “problem” that happened. People have to think that adoption is always an option for a couple or even a single mother. The fetus has human characteristics and is just like a human being. Somebody has to speak up for the fetus’s since they don’t have a voice or opinion in today’s society....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Childbirth, Human]

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Harry Harlow’s Research on Maternal Comfort and Rhesus Monkeys

- Harry Harlow’s thorough research on the connection between maternal comfort and rhesus monkeys provides information and knowledge to the reader as an insight into our social and emotional development. In this article, Harlow uses experimental observation of mental and emotional associations of the affectionate ties between the child and the mother. As Harlow says, this is “an instinct incapable of analysis”. Many debates are still circulating concerning research among psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists....   [tags: Harry Harlow, maternal comfort, psychology, ]

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Roman Catholic Natural Law On Surrogacy

- Roman Catholic Natural Law on Surrogacy I believe that surrogacy is morally suspicious and that surrogacy contracts should not be enforceable. I am persuaded by the arguments of Lisa S. Cahill and her stance on surrogacy. Cahill follows the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Natural Law. According to RCNL, sex is a conjugal act with purpose of unity and procreation, and procreation is collaborative. Also, treating a person as a means to an end is always morally wrong. The unity of marriage is intended for reproduction, conceived between two people within the marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Reproduction, Surrogacy]

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The Case of Commercial Surrogacy

- Surrogacy is a scientific alternative of the natural capability of women to procreate. It has turned into an appealing substitute for new couples because of adoption troubles, fertility issues, or high pregnancy risks. However, many still question the efficiency of surrogacy as an alternative to natural reproduction. Proponents mention the advantage of providing couples with an offspring. In fact, commercial surrogacy is deemed to be mutually beneficial; the surrogate earns money while a baby is given to the other contracting party....   [tags: Women, Pregnancy, Fertility Issues]

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Analysis Of ' My Sister 's Keeper '

- One of a parent 's worst fear is to live longer than their children. At what lengths should a parent go to try to save the life of their child dying from cancer. The film "My Sister 's Keeper" (2009) shows a mother willing to do almost anything to save her oldest daughter from dying to cancer and it 's effects on her marriage and the other children in the family. This film deals with many ethical issues found within the health system while also showing how class can give a family more options in their healthcare....   [tags: Medicine, Illness, Health care, Ethics]

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Australian Family Law: Surrogacy

- FAMILY LAW: SURROGACY Many Australians are turning to surrogacy as their last resort to have a child today. It is a process that has become more recognised popularly used over the years. Surrogacy is an arrangement for a woman to carry and deliver a child for another couple or individual. When the child is born, the birth mother permanently gives up the child to the intended parents. There are many legal issues surrounding surrogacy. Laws regarding this controversial process differ across Australia, and have changed dramatically overtime in Queensland....   [tags: pregnancy, child, birth]

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India: A Destination for International Surrogacy

- ... The price structure and the convenience will also be discussed later on in the paper. DESTINATION is a term which literally means a place or location where someone or something is going or being sent. India as mentioned above has become the place which has become a place where couples are going and fetuses are being sent and transferred, and uteruses are being taken on rent. Readymade babies are got and hence, it has become very easy for any couple to get children. INTERNATIONAL term has been used because around the world, its got recognized....   [tags: embryo, delivery, genes]

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Commercial Surrogacy in India

- ... Allowing Indian women to provide for the education of their children empowers them and promotes gender equality. Significantly higher income through commercial surrogacy allows them to contribute to the family in a way that is generally inaccessible to them otherwise. Doctor Nayna Patel asserts that, "with the money, [surrogate mothers] are able to buy a house, educate their children and even start a small business. These are things they could only dream of before. It's a win-win situation” (Bhalla, Mansi)....   [tags: mothers, pregnancy, moral]

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Having a Baby Through Assisted Reproductive Technology

- ... The sperm needs to meet the eggs and then need to be implanted into the surrogate’s uterine wall. This process is usually done by artificial insemination which means that no sexual intercourse is needed. However, surrogacy is very controversial since it involves some legal issues as well as payment issues. For instance, some countries do not allow you to pay a surrogate since it’s considered to be illegal. As far as the legal issues, Sarah needs to be well prepared to make the appropriate legal arrangements in order to be recognized as the mother of the child....   [tags: ethics, surogacy, fertility]

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The Issue Of Abortion And Surrogacy

- A lot of women can state that it 's their body they can do whatever to it, but aborting a child that can simply be put up to adoption and get a loving home with someone who actually had or has been trying to have a baby but can 't it not good at all. Some people just needs to get out of their selfish mind and think about others and the baby they carry.In the article The Bad Mother: Stigma, Abortion and Surrogacy, it states that having an abortion will make you a bad mother because not only are you a killing a baby you 're abandoning one as well, even being a surrogate makes you a bad mother, the Baby M case was a famous case, it 's against to abort a baby in the Bible, This article states s...   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Reproduction, Abortion]

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Human Trafficking Across the Globe

- ... in Lloyd 7). Sexual slavery is commonly known as sex trafficking, a type of human trafficking which involves the conscription, transportation, relocation, harbor or receipt of people, by coercive or abusive means for the purpose of sexual abuse. As Ceaser stated, there are times when young men search for girls from underprivileged and troubled families and pretend to fall in love with them; they then ‘sell’ the girls to brothel owners. (qtd. in Muller 150) Furthermore, the high demand of healthy organs and tissues on the black market is also a cause of human trafficking among female teenagers....   [tags: young women, victims, forced labor]

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Should Human Reproductive Cloning Be Legal

- ... Unfortunately, the surrogate felt that she should be a mother to the child as well, and took the case to court (Munson 348). The courts decided that since the child was not hers genetically speaking, she should not be part of the child’s life. This sort of repeal of parenthood for the surrogate mother would be devastating. We would create a great amount of turmoil for this woman and we completely disregard that she has rights as well as a human being. I decided upon using Kant’s ethical theory, also known as Kantianism to discuss the topic of human reproductive cloning....   [tags: actions, thinking, morally, cloning]

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Israel and US Foreign Policy

- Proceeding from a simplistic perception of regional stability, Washington utilized the surrogate strategy to control the outcomes of regional interactions in the Middle East and chose Israel to play the role of regional surrogate. But Israel, in many cases, instead of maintaining regional stability on behalf of the US, served its own interests which were not always consistent with US interest in regional stability. The Israeli violations, however, were either condoned or even approved by the US administrations....   [tags: Foreign Relations]

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Ethical Concerns of Assisted Reproduction

- The advancement and continued developments of third-party assisted reproductive medical practices has allowed many prospective parents, regardless of their marital status, age, or sexual orientation, to have a new opportunity for genetically or biologically connected children. With these developments come a number of rather complex ethical issues and ongoing discussions regarding assisted reproduction within our society today. These issues include the use of reproductive drugs, gestational services such as surrogacy as well as the rights of those seeking these drugs and services and the responsibilities of the professionals who offer and practice these services....   [tags: medical practices, fertility drug]

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Medical Futility: An Increasing Legal, Ethical, and Moral Dilemma

- Futility of Care: An Increasing Legal, Ethical, and Moral Dilemma A divergent set of issues and opinions involving medical care for the very seriously ill patient have dogged the bioethics community for decades. While sophisticated medical technology has allowed people to live longer, it has also caused protracted death, most often to the severe detriment of individuals and their families. Ira Byock, director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, believes too many Americans are “dying badly.” In discussing this issue, he stated, “Families cannot imagine there could be anything worse than their loved one dying, but in fact, there are things worse.” “It’s having someone...   [tags: Futility of Care, Medical World]

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The Cadaver Who Joined the Army, by Mary Roach

- The demand for human cadaver research continues to exist. Countless notions have been voiced to augment the supply of human cadavers. Science writer Mary Roach believes that our bodies are of significant importance above ground instead of below. In “The Cadaver Who Joined the Army” Mary Roach primarily focuses on the benefits of human cadaver research and how cadaver donation can be rewarding. Mary Roach bypasses the super-replicator beliefs of human cadaver research and highlights the joy one will receive after donating their body to research....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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An Ideal Concept Of A Free Market, Determining Ethics And Morality

- In an ideal concept of a free market, determining ethics and morality must be examined through philosophical concepts. In this particular instance of a free market, analyzing a surrogacy contract and its details will assist in proving if it is morally right. Defining surrogacy contract in India, discussing objections to it, and scrutinizing particular authors have all impact how I view surrogacy contracts. I know believe that they are morally wrong. Before getting into the moral questions raised, it is first essential to define a surrogacy contract....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Sharia]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Not Be Legalized

- As a country, we have seen many changes. A big change has been the legalization of same- sex marriage. 1.8% of males say they 're gay,and 1.5% of woman said they are lesbian according to a poll was taken in 2013 by the CDC. 60% of Americans are for same-sex marriage. But after a survey taken in February of 2015, 53% of Americans agree that marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman. I believe that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. There are more cons than pros with same-sex marriage that it should just stay illegal....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Infertility And Its Effects On Women

- First, let’s define Infertility. Infertility is the inability to conceive from unprotected sex within a year. According to National Infertility Association(NIA), approximately 1 in 8 couples in the U.S-about 10-15% experience infertility. Infertility doesn’t discriminate against gender or race, therefore, it impacts both men and women equally, and that range from ages 15-50. In addition, any fertile individual could experience this condition, therefore, one can develop it later in life. This condition is shared by about 6 + million women in the U.S....   [tags: Pregnancy, Fertility, Surrogacy]

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Ethical and Professional Implications

- Ethical and Professional Implications The autonomy of a competent patient is an issue not often debated in medical ethics. Refusal of unwanted treatment is a basic right, likened to the common law of battery, available to all people capable of a competent choice. These fundamental rules of medical ethics entered a completely new forum as medical technology developed highly effective life-sustaining care during the 20th century. Several watershed cases elucidated these emerging issues in the 1960’s and 70’s, none more effectively than that of Karen Ann Quinlan....   [tags: Physician Assisted Suicide Medical Ethics Essays]

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Should Abortion Be Legal?

- Many people are against abortions because it is unmoral, however, many fetuses have gone through this horrible procedure. In the 14th amendment, it states that a woman has the right to determine whether or not to bear a child. Abortion isn’t the only answer to get rid of a “problem” that happened. People have to think that adoption is always an option for a couple or even a single mother. The fetus is human and has human characteristics just like a human being. Somebody has to speak up for the fetus’s since they don’t have a voice or opinion in this world....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Childbirth, Fetus]

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Is Cloning And Genetic Modification Be Popular Ideas? Science Fiction?

- Cloning and genetic modification have been popular ideas in science fiction for many years. Cloning defined as the process of making a genetically identical copy of an organism. The process consists of the artificial fertilization, with the identical genetic material, of a donor egg, followed by the placement of that egg into a surrogate uterus. Genetic modification is defined as any alteration of genetic material to make them capable of producing new substances or performing new functions, and consists of scientists editing the genes of a potential offspring in a lab in order to produce a better child....   [tags: DNA, Organism, Gene, Genetics]

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A Research Study On A Mother 's Mother And Her Husband

- Sitting in front of her computer a few years back, Rachel found herself, deep in research googling surrogacy. A mother of three at the time, she had no desire to grow her family any further, but she had an overwhelming desire to help her sister who suffered from infertility. Upon days of research, Rachel and her husband, John, sat down to discuss the possibility of Rachel carrying as a surrogate for her sister. Rachel’s sister, Ashley and her husband, Benjie, had been trying to conceive for two years, and upon their eighth failure with in vitro fertilization were on the brink of giving up all hope....   [tags: Pregnancy, In vitro fertilisation, Family]

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Abortion Will Affect A Woman Psychologically Or And Economically

- Numerous studies have been analyzed on whether abortion will affect a woman psychologically or and even both, psychically. During these studies, they focus more on a women’s financial and educational status, past disorders, age, culture, etc. According to Nikolic, Samardzic, & Krstic (2014), they believe women who have a higher financial and educational status are less likely to suffer from any psychiatric disorder as oppose to those who aren’t. However, it has been proven on a case study that they did, that the women who are high financially and have more education, are more likely to suffer from high levels of anxiety and distress (Nikolic et al; 2014)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus, Childbirth]

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Cloning Should Not Be Allowed For Medical Purposes

- Today, there has been a lot of debate over whether or not scientists should clone humans and animals. Some people believe that cloning will benefit society, while others believe that it will cause detrimental effects. This paper will discuss the information collected on the issue and how it is addressed. It will introduce the history behind the practice of cloning, what things have been cloned so far, and the processes that scientists use to clone animals and humans. Also, the paper will examine the possible benefits and consequences that cloning will create in society....   [tags: Cloning, DNA, Human cloning, Gene]

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Positives, Negatives, and Side Effects of Cloning

- Greg Jaffe, a spokesman for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, once said. “one of the issues [I have] had all along with cloning is that just because we can do something scientifically, [does not] mean we should do it.” Just because technology has developed and cloning has a slight chance of becoming successful, does not mean that it should be everyone’s first priority. The positives, negatives, and side effects of cloning should first be thought about. A clone is an “organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.” Many think that clones are exact identical twins in both appearance and personality; they are not....   [tags: artificial embryo, clone, nuclear transfer]

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The Risks of In Vitro Fertilization

- ... Female’s eggs gathered and frozen, Males sperms are also collected, located in a testing tube and the process of fertilization begins. Then they place in a woman’s womb. The Surrogate Mother "I can't describe what that was like after finding out you have cancer, after finding out your chance of ever carrying a baby is gone." (Staff, 2012). Reaching out to a Surrogate mother can be of great advantage. Surrogate mothers can be searched through an agency, through a relative, friends, or assigned by your doctor....   [tags: stillborn, birth defects]

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Is Cloning A Real Life Science?

- Cloning Imagine seeing extinct species roaming the earth once again. Mammoths could join the elephants in the zoos of the planet. Revived ancient animals would unlock new expanses of knowledge. Species that humanity had driven to extinction could be brought back to life. Imagine a world where your favorite pet can be reborn. The family cat got run over by a truck. No need to worry, just make another tabby that looks exactly the same. Envision going to the hospital for a transplant of an organ that was grown from your own cells....   [tags: Cloning, Human cloning, Extinction, Animal]

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Counselor Ethics And Responsibilities Of Counselor

- Counselor Ethics and Responsibilities The purpose of this paper is to examine the counselor ethics and responsibilities when working with a client that has different values and beliefs then the counselor. The counselor will not disclose her personal values or beliefs when assisting the client, nor will she judge the client for their decisions. Counselor will reference the American Counseling Association code of ethics to make her decisions. Counselor Values The counselor should first talk to the client and gets a little bit more of information regarding their religious and why the parents are opposed to her decision....   [tags: Ethics, Human rights, Law]

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Infertility : A Global Problem

- Infertility is a global problem which can be managed with in vitro technologies. However, due to the ethical concerns with IVF the continuation of this process has been questioned. “Bioethics” is the study of the ethical, social, legal, philosophical, and other related issues arising in the biological sciences and health care. In vitro technologies should continue to be used as they allow many childless couples to bypass different stages of conception that have prevented normal pregnancy from taking place....   [tags: Pregnancy, In vitro fertilisation, Fertility]

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Human Body And The Mind

- Humans have hands, bones and blood and muscle and nerves whose sole purpose is to help us explore and interact with the world. Humans also have thoughts and personalities that let us understand the world around us. The humanity of a single person can be separated into what goes on with their physical body and what goes on in their mind. However, in normative humans the body and the mind are so inextricably bound that one cannot separate one from the other. Therefore, other modes of comparison are necessary to explore the boundaries of the capabilities of either the mind or the body and what each contributes to being human....   [tags: Psychology, Human, Thought, Emotion]

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The Classical And Operant Conditioning

- As stated by Dollard and Miller (1950) attachment is a learned behaviour that is acquired through both classical and operant conditioning. The basis for the learning of attachments is the provision of food. The classical conditioning implies that an attachment can be positively valued when a neutral stimulus (mother) is associated with a pleasant event (food). In operant conditioning attachment behaviours are learnt through negative reinforcement. Infants find that certain behaviours (e.g. crying, smiling) bring desirable responses from others (e.g....   [tags: Attachment theory, Psychology, John Bowlby]

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IVF Surrogacy

- IVF Surrogacy Section 3, of the Surrogate Parenthood Act QLD (1988) states that all forms of surrogacy, altruistic or commercial, are illegal in Queensland as is advertising for both the need of a surrogate and wanting to become one. (http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au) This report will take the view that IVF surrogacy should be legalised in Queensland or made negotiable for couples in certain situations. IVF surrogacy is when, the embryo created using the sperm and ovum of a couple is implanted in the uterus of the surrogate mother, this method is relatively new and is technically possible through the in virto fertilisation program and in this case the baby is...   [tags: Papers]

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