The authors examine the implications for individuals and society of how semen is provided for use in donor insemination treatment.
In particular, they focus on whether'donors'make a gift of their semen or are paid.
The role of health professionals in shaping the nature and meaning of semen provision is also explored.
The currently predominant practice of buying semen is compared with other reproductive and biomedical exchanges : oocyte and embryo donation, surrogacy, and blood, organ and fetal tissue donation.
The authors suggest that the commercialisation of semen determines and reflects the type of men frequently recruited to provide semen.
This in turn influences the meaning that donors themselves, recipients, offspring, health professionals and society at large attribute to the provision of semen.
Mots-clés Pascal : Insémination artificielle, Don sperme, Commercialisation, Impact social, Homme, Attitude, Perception sociale, Personnel sanitaire, Procréation assistée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Artificial insemination, Semen donation, Marketing, Social impact, Human, Attitude, Social perception, Health staff, Assisted procreation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0285459
Code Inist : 002B20A04. Création : 199608.