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Policy formation in gamete donation and egg sharing in the UK: A critical appraisal.

Blyth, E., Crawshaw, M. and Daniels, K. (2004) Policy formation in gamete donation and egg sharing in the UK: A critical appraisal. Social Science & Medicine, 59 (12). pp. 2617-2626. ISSN 0277-9536

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Abstract

This article considers two key policy documents concerning donor-assisted conception in the UK, The British Fertility Society's Recommendations for Good Practice on the Screening of Egg and Embryo Donors and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Guidance for Egg Sharing Arrangements. It discusses both the process and the evidence used in formulating those sections of the documents which relate to donor anonymity. The paper concludes that psycho-social policy developments in assisted conception, such as those relating to donor anonymity, should be subjected to comparable levels of rigour and scrutiny to those that are applied in the formulation of medical and scientific policies.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2009 16:02
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2009 16:02
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.04.010
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V.
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.04.010
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7546

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