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Third-party Assisted Reproduction: Challenges – Approaches – Family Realities

Title of the event Third-party Assisted Reproduction: Challenges – Approaches – Family Realities
Organizer Insitut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin
Speaker Institut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin
Type of event Sonstige Veranstaltungsart
Category Forschung
Registration required Nein
Details With contributions by, amongst others, Sophie Zadeh, Daniela Cutas, Anna Smajdor, Astrid Indekeu, Eva Schumann, Andreas Hammel, Tobias Fischer and Felicitas Krämer

This international conference focuses on third-party assisted reproduction as a means of family-building. Sperm donation is allowed and embryo donation is practiced in Germany, whereas egg donation and surrogacy are prohibited. However, since German citizens increasingly circumvent prohibitions by using third-party assisted practices abroad, the consequences inevitably affect the domestic context, too. Given that even established practices of third-party assisted reproduction, such as sperm donation, are, to some extent, still controversial when used, for example, by single women, the conference aims to highlight the respective challenges of different types of gamete donation as well as surrogacy. To this end, we will bring together different perspectives from medicine, ethics, law, psycho-social counselling and, specifically, families that owe their existence to a third party’s reproductive contribution. Drawing also upon international comparative perspectives, we will discuss appropriate solutions from a German as well as European point of view.
Date Start: 03.11.2017, 09:00 Uhr
Ende: 04.11.2017 , 15:00 Uhr
Location Tagungs- und Veranstaltungshaus Alte Mensa, Wilhelmsplatz 3
Contact 0551 39-4184
File attachment TPAR-Conference-Göttingen2017.pdf