International Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Uterus Transplantation

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International Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Uterus Transplantation

9781803920481 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Natasha Hammond-Browning, Senior Lecturer in Law, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, Wales and Nicola J. Williams, Wellcome Lecturer in The Ethics of Human Reproduction, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University, UK
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 048 1 Extent: 342 pp
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This innovative book provides an in-depth exploration of the legal, regulatory and ethical challenges posed by the practice of uterus transplantation (UTx) from a wide range of international perspectives.

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This innovative book provides an in-depth exploration of the legal, regulatory and ethical challenges posed by the practice of uterus transplantation (UTx) from a wide range of international perspectives.

Adopting a multidisciplinary and holistic approach, the book brings together a diverse group of distinguished academics to consider the current legal and ethical climate surrounding uterus transplantation, a procedure which has been subject to increasing debate since the first UTx birth in 2014. Presenting both a comparative analysis of existing laws and regulations on UTx across the globe, and the perspectives of key academic voices on the ethical questions raised by UTx, authors tackle key issues including the right to gestate, the value of alternatives to UTx, the ethics of donor and recipient selection, child welfare concerns and public and private funding for UTx. The book also examines the future implications of UTx and potential advancements in the field to anticipate and critically evaluate the trajectory of the procedure on a wider international scale.

International Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Uterus Transplantation is an indispensable resource for researchers, academics and students of health law, medical law, and human rights law. It is also a key reference point for legal practitioners, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and regulators.
Critical Acclaim
‘This clear, engaging and accessible book offers readers a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the many legal, ethical and social implications of uterus transplantation.’
– Emily Jackson, LSE Law School, UK

‘In this carefully curated collection, Hammond-Browning and Williams have brought together legal, medical and bioethical experts from across the world to explore critical questions concerning uterine transplants. As one of the first collections to consider these matters, this will be a “go to” volume for scholars, clinicians and students alike.’
– Sara J Fovargue, University of Sheffield, UK
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Contents

Foreword xv
J. Richard Smith and Benjamin Jones
Acknowledgements xviii
Introduction to International Legal and Ethical Perspectives on
Uterus Transplantation 1
Natasha Hammond-Browning and Nicola J. Williams

PART I ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON UTERUS
TRANSPLANTATION
1 What should feminists do if they win? 20
Giulia Cavaliere
2 Uterus transplantation and adoption in empirical and
normative context: the question of alternative parenthood
modalities 35
Mianna Lotz
3 A right to gestate? Uterus transplants and the language of rights 59
Gulzaar Barn
4 Deceased versus living uterus donation: a cross-sectional
survey study of American women’s perspectives 74
Bethany Bruno McClanahan and Kavita Shah Arora
5 Subjective experience, gestational preferences and justice:
valuing both uterus transplantation and ectogestation 104
Elizabeth Chloe Romanis and Evie Kendal
6 Gatekeeping uterus transplants: a proposal for eligibility
criteria and the fair allocation of wombs 124
Ryan Tonkens
7 Child welfare and the regulation of access to uterus
transplantation 143
Laura O’Donovan
8 Moral claims for the subsidy of uterus transplantation 161
Timothy F Murphy
9 The limits of expressivist arguments against state support
for uterus transplantation 181
Stephen Wilkinson and Nicola J Williams
10 On the complexity of needs and uterus transplantation 198
Lars Sandman
11 Ethical data management and sharing in uterus
transplantation – reflections and recommendations 211
Natasha Hammond-Browning and Nicola J Williams

PART II LEGAL AND REGULATORY PERSPECTIVES
ON UTERUS TRANSPLANTATION
12 Uterine transplantations in Sweden 226
My Bergius, Titti Mattsson and Lena Wahlberg
13 Regulating uterus transplantation: The United States 241
Valarie Blake and Seema Mohapatra
14 Uterine transplantation in Lebanon: social, ethical, and
legal considerations 255
Hazar Haidar, Tala Khansa and Thalia Arawi
15 Regulating uterus transplantation: the United Kingdom 275
Natasha Hammond-Browning
16 Ethical, legal and social issues on uterus transplantation:
Japanese perspectives 293
Nobuhiko Suganuma and Ayako Hayashi

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