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dc.creatorHumphrey, Michaelen
dc.creatorHumphrey, Heatheren
dc.creatorAinsworth-Smith, Ianen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:39:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:39:10Zen
dc.date.created1991en
dc.date.issued1991en
dc.identifier10.1016/0277-9536(91)90104-Ken
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSocial Science and Medicine. 1991; 32(3): 273-278.en
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Screening+Couples+for+Parenthood+by+Donor+Insemination&title=Social+Science+and+Medicine.+&volume=32&issue=3&pages=273-278&date=1991&au=Humphrey,+Michaelen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(91)90104-Ken
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/737870en
dc.description.abstractTraditionally the selection of applicants for donor insemination (DI) has been governed by technical considerations relating to the fertility of the female and infertility of the male partner. In contrast, adoptive applicants have been carefully appraised in terms of their social and psychological fitness for parenthood. Despite easily recognisable differences between the two situations, we propose that DI candidates should be expected to satisfy minimal criteria regarding their marital relationship, health and social adjustment. The case for screening (as opposed to 'vetting', which implies a more searching examination) is argued with reference to a series of almost 200 couples referred from a hospital infertility clinic. In the absence of scientific validation the pursuit of more stringent criteria would be unwarranted, and in the event only a few couples were regarded as totally unsuitable on account of serious personal and marital problems....en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/32412en
dc.subjectAdoptionen
dc.subjectArtificial Inseminationen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectCounselingen
dc.subjectFertilityen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectInfertilityen
dc.subjectMarital Relationshipen
dc.subjectMarried Personsen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectReproductionen
dc.subjectReproductive Technologiesen
dc.subjectSelection for Treatmenten
dc.subjectSocial Interactionen
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.titleScreening Couples for Parenthood by Donor Inseminationen
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