Infertility and the new reproductive technology: A role for social work

Dorothy Greenfeld, Michael P. Diamond, Ruth L. Breslin, Alan De Cherney

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Infertility affects 1 in 6 couples in the United States during their childbearing years. The causes are sociological, medical and environmental. The new reproductive technology such as in-vitro fertilization and the alternatives to biological parenting such as surrogate motherhood raise legal and ethical issues as they raise the hopes of those couples previously unable to have a baby. As expectations have risen and treatment options become more complex, the social worker has become an essential member of the treatment team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-81
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 12 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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