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Title Islam and assisted reproductive technologies : Sunni and Shia perspectives / edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Soraya Tremayne.
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 338 pages).
Series Fertility, reproduction and sexuality ; v. 23
Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality ; v. 23.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Human reproductive technology -- Islamic countries -- Congresses.
Fertility, Human -- Islamic countries -- Congresses.
Human reproduction -- Religious aspects -- Islam -- Congresses.
Islamic countries.
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted -- ethics -- Congresses.
Islam -- psychology -- Congresses.
Religion and Medicine -- Congresses.
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Introduction: Islam and assisted reproductive technologies / Soraya Tremayne and Marcia C. Inhorn -- Part I. Islamic legal thought and ARTs : marriage, morality, and clinical conundrums. Introduction / Thomas Eich -- Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) and assisted reproduction : establishing limits to avoid social disorders / Sandra Houot -- Controversies in Islamic evaluation of assisted reproduction technologies / Farouk Mahmoud -- Part II. From sperm donation to stem cells : the Iranian ART revolution. Introduction / Narges Erami -- More than fatwas : ethical decision making in Iranian fertility clinics / Robert Tappan -- The "down side" of gamete donation : challenging "happy family" rhetoric in Iran / Soraya Tremayne -- Gestational surrogacy in Iran : uterine kinship in Shia thought and practice / Shirin Garmaroudi Naef -- Human embryonic stem cell research in Iran : the significance of the Islamic context / Mansooreh Saniei -- Part III. Iranian biopolitics and the "modern" nation-state : comparative case studies of ART. Introduction / P. Sean Brotherton -- Third-party reproductive assistance around the Mediterranean : comparing Sunni Egypt, Catholic Italy, and multisectarian Lebanon / Marcia C. Inhorn, Pasquale Patrizio, Gamal I. Serour -- Islamic bioethics and religious politics in Lebanon : on Hizbullah and ARTs / Morgan Clarke -- Assisted reproduction in secular Turkey : regulation, rhetoric, and the role of religion / Zeynep B. G├╝rtin.
Summary How and to what extent have Islamic legal scholars and Middle Eastern lawmakers, as well as Middle Eastern Muslim physicians and patients, grappled with the complex bioethical, legal, and social issues that are raised in the process of attempting to conceive life in the face of infertility? This path-breaking volume explores the influence of Islamic attitudes on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) and reveals the variations in both the Islamic jurisprudence and the cultural responses to ARTs.-- Provided by Publisher.
Other Author Inhorn, Marcia C., 1957- editor.
Tremayne, Soraya, editor.
Other Title Print version: Islam and assisted reproductive technologies. New York : Berghahn Books, 2012 9780857454904