Medico-Legal Aspects of Reproduction and Parenthood: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Medico-Legal Aspects of Reproduction and Parenthood

1st Edition

By J.K. Mason

Routledge

448 pages

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Description

Those involved in family and sexual relationships today face a bewildering variety of medico-legal dilemmas. These are encountered from as early as the preconception state of the embryo and continue throughout the period of child raising until the status of the mature minor is achieved. This book dissects a wide range of legal, medical and ethical issues surrounding reproduction and the parental relationship with the resultant child. Questions posed in the various sections include: what constitutes sexual intercourse, what are the implications of contraception and sterilization, is the abortion issues dead?. Is there a right to reproduce and, if so, how is this applied to the modern methods of assisted reproduction?. Is surrogate motherhood acceptable or workable?. The concept of fetal rights is explored and specific attention is given to the management of defective neonates in the light of recent judicial decisions. Other chapters look at the parent/child relationship in respect of medical treatment and the book concludes with a review of the interfamilial protection of young children under both the civil and the criminal law. Many of the views expressed are novel in that they represent those of a medical doctor exploring the legal field. It is neither a conventional book on family law nor one on medical law; rather, it draws on both to examine a specific area which affects both in a particularly significant way. Both statute and case law have been extensively updated since the publication of the first edition.

Reviews

’…a rich and interesting source of important cases that have influenced modern jurisdiction…this book will be extraordinarily helpful for people who want to specialise in medical law or need to know which cases have dealt with a special topic…I would recommend this book to everyone in need of information about medical legislation in England.’ Biomedical Ethics ’…fresh insights…well referenced…the book is of considerable value.’ International Digest of Health Legislation ’I found this text engaging and accessible…of value to moral philosophers who would like to consolidate their understanding with a knowledge of the realities of life…also to any reader who wishes to benefit from a chronological understanding of change.’ Journal of Medical Ethics

Table of Contents

Contents: Sex and marriage; Sexual intercourse; Contraception; Sterilization; Abortion; Protection of the fetus; Fetal experimentation; The infertile man; The infertile women; A third party to marriage; Defective neonates and infants; Consent to treatment and research in children; The protection of young children; The killing of children within the family; Index.

About the Series

Medico-Legal Series

Medico-Legal Series
This series is designed to present the most up-to-date developments in the international medico-legal field to lawyers, doctors, policy-makers and others interested in this rapidly expanding, but immensely complex, area. With contributions from authors from a number of different jurisdictions and backgrounds the books deal with a range of vitally important issues relating for example to human reproduction, the treatment of mentally ill and the mentally handicapped, abortion and the relationship between doctors and patients.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW093000
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
MED050000
MEDICAL / Ethics