• Publication Date: May 17, 2022
  • ISBN: Print: 9781552216378
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552216385
  • 276 pages


40 Years of Change


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In Fertility: 40 Years of Change, lawyer and author Maureen McTeer explores key medical, research, and legal developments in assisted human reproduction since the birth of the first IVF baby in 1978. With keen insight, she analyses how Canada has responded to the many legal and societal opportunities this foundational reproductive technology has created, such as new types of human relationships; the treatment of infertility; human embryo research; and the revolutionary possibilities for society raised by the combination of reproductive and genetic technologies, as we create, manipulate, and alter human life in the laboratory.

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“I share with Maureen McTeer the overarching goal to make information on the ethical, legal and social challenges of reproductive and genetic technologies and research readily available to all Canadians.”

Françoise Baylis, CM, ONS, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
University Research Professor, Dalhousie University; author of Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing

“In this very informative, accessible, and well-written book on assisted human reproductive and genetic technologies and research, author and lawyer Maureen McTeer tells the story of how we got here and challenges us to look into the future. This is an exceptional book on complex health policy questions.”

Dr. Arthur Leader, Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

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