代理出産と不妊相談--ドイツにおける法と社会的実践 (シンポジウム 生命の資源化の現在)  [in Japanese] Surrogate motherhood and infertility counseling in Germany  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

シンポジウム「生命の資源化の現在」

Surrogate motherhood is strictly prohibited in Germany, mainly because of the possible disadvantages in that children can be handled as "material objects." Some judicial cases in Germany have revealed that surrogate motherhood can harm the stability of a child's legal and psychological status. Hence, the German parliament approved the legal prohibition to prevent children from experiencing a "divided motherhood." This legislation was led especially by medical doctors and those who supported them generally, but some opinions are still critical of it. In this paper, we pay attention not only to this legal prohibition but also on the characteristic infertility treatment and counseling as found in Germany. Gynecologists try to cure the infertility caused by physical disorders, but they also care for the psychological conditions of infertile clients. Counselors care for patients'"psycho-social" status and consequently infertile clients can sometimes reconsider their own desire for having a child. The restrictive legal situation concerning reproductive technologies in Germany is indirectly enabled by the social and medical support for the infertile. The experiences found in such support can show us an alternative way of assistance for those who suffer from infertility.

Journal

  • 死生学研究

    死生学研究 (15), 311-289, 2011-03

    東京大学大学院人文社会系研究科グローバルCOEプログラム「死生学の展開と組織化」

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120003087982
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11838867
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    特集 // 会議録・学会報告
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    18826024
  • NDL Article ID
    11125202
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZH2(哲学・宗教--哲学) // ZS7(科学技術--医学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z71-T989
  • Data Source
    NDL  IR 
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