Assisted Reproductive Rechnology Research Paper by cee-cee

Assisted Reproductive Rechnology
An analysis of the capitalistic significance that assisted reproductive technology has brought along with the accommodation of the children produced from this technology.
# 107812 | 5,436 words | 34 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 14, 2008 in Biology (Biotechnology) , Biology (Bioethics) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper examines egg donation and to a lesser extent, sperm bank markets in the U.S. and the U.K., looking at the industry's pricing mechanisms (payment in the U.S. versus non-payment in the U.K.) and trends, and analyzing the implications in both systems. The papers contends that the altruistic model adopted by the U.K. may be shortsighted and inefficient, while the compensation scheme in the U.S. is unbalanced and at times excessive. The paper also discusses how a more transparent structure in both countries, allowing open discussion of the system, would partially alleviate economic distortions. Finally, some of the non-economic concerns and developments that affect the market are considered.

Size of Market in Egg and Sperm Donation
A Brief Description of the Process
Buyers and Sellers
Product Differentiation and Price Discrimination
Altruism in Blood Donation
Pricing Mechanism of Sperm Banks
Changing Technology

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Associated Press, "Frozen egg banks offer new fertility options,", May 2, 2006, available at <,2933,194021,00.html>.
  • Balen, Adam. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: A Short Report for the HFEA, Feb. 2005. <>.
  • Briggs, Helen. "Donor Crisis 'Fuels IVF Tourism,'" BBC News Dec. 14, 2006.
  • Cohen, Jessica. "Grade A: The market for a Yale woman's eggs," The Atlantic Monthly (Dec. 2002). 290.
  • Howley, Kerry. "Ova for Sale," Reason 19, 19 (Oct. 2006)

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