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Parens, Erik and Lori P. Knowles. “Reprogenetics and Public Policy: Reflections and Recommendations.”  Special Supplement to the Hastings Center Report. July-August 2003; 33:4: S1-24.
This 24-page report reviews the range of concerns about reproductive genetics, and then turns to policy considerations. It includes sections on the historical roots of the policy deficit in the US, a comparative analysis of regulatory approaches in the UK and Canada, and a proposal for an HFEA-like oversight body "that can respond to the technological and ethical realities of reprogenetics in this country." The authors demur from taking positions on particular technologies or applications, but stress that the "future of reprogenetic practice is too important to be decided solely by the market."

Place et al. “A prospective longitudinal study of physical, psychomotor, and intellectual development of singleton children up to 5 years who were conceived by intracytoplasmic sperm injection compared with children conceived spontaneously and by in vitro fertilization.” Fertility and Sterility. December 2003; 80:6.

Pollitt, Katha. “Checkbook Modernity: When Is a Mother Not a Mother?” The Nation. December 31, 1990; 825, 840-46.

Reynolds, T. “Fertility drugs may raise ovarian cancer risk.” Journal of the National Cancer Institute. January 1993; 85:2:84-86.

Robertson, J. “Legal Trouble Spots in Assisted Reproduction.” Fertility and Sterility. January 1996; 65:1:11-12.
 
Rothman K.J. et al. “Randomized field trial of vaginal douching, pelvic inflammatory disease and pregnancy.” Epidemiology. May 2003; 14:3: 340-48.

The Rotterdam ESHRE/ASRM-Sponsored PCOS Consensus Workshop Group. “Revised 2003 consensus on diagnostic criteria and long-term health risks related to polycystic ovary syndrome.” Fertility and Sterility. January 2004, 81:1: 19-24.

Sandelowski, Margarete. “Compelled to Try: The Never-Enough Quality of Conceptive Technology.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly. March 1991; 5:1:29-47.

Shushan, A et al. “Human menopausal gonadotropin and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.” Fertility and Sterility. January 1996; 65:1:13-18.

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). “Assisted Reproductive Technology in the United States and Canada: 1994 Results Generated from the ASRM/SART Registry.” Fertility and Sterility. November 1996; 66:5:697-705.

Zhang J et al. “Vaginal douching and adverse health effects: a meta-analysis.” American Journal of Public Health. July 1997; 87:7: 1207-11.

“On The Eighth Day: Perfecting Mother Nature.” (1992) Nicole Hubert, Producer.
Excellent two-video series discusses and critiques reproductive technologies. Part One: Making Babies--about infertility treatments; Part Two: Making Perfect Babies--about genetic manipulations in the quest for “perfect” babies; includes perspectives of people with disabilities.
Available from Women Make Movies and the National Film Board of Canada.

“Offspring” 
Award-winning film by filmmaker Barry Stevens, who was conceived through donor insemination and documented his search for his donor Dad.

21st Century Complete Medical Guide to Infertility and In-Vitro Fertilization, Authoritative Government Documents, Clinical References, and Practical Information for Patients and Physicians (CD-ROM) by PM Medical Health News May 2004. 
This up-to-date electronic book on CD-ROM provides the best collection available anywhere of official Federal government information and documents on the subject of infertility, in-vitro fertilization, and related matters of reproductive health.

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