Infertility In Child Care

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A couple of weeks ago, Professor Baasten asked the class, “Do you want to have a child?” and followed up with, “Why?” The lecture went on, explaining the different reasons why people want to have children despite it being an irrational act, and he even allowed us to explain our own take as to why we wanted to have children. However, we then talked about when people are physically unable to have children – infertility. Many talk about how wonderful children are, yet some are not able to experience that feeling because they are not able to physically become pregnant with a child. The psychology of infertility then unravels through the couple; both partner may start to have problems internally and externally. Any partner who is infertile can experience grief because they are …show more content…
According to Eugin Clinic, “artificial insemination with donor sperm consists of placing sperm obtained from a sperm bank inside the uterus” (Eugin Clinic). This process is simple, but what is not simple in the effects it has on the husband in the relationship. Jealousy is one of them. Because the sperm being used in AID is not the sperm of the original partner, the male partner can show some feelings of being jealous that he is not the “real” father. Further on, the husband has no physical link to the child and that can lead to a rocky relationship between the father and child, which, in turn affects the mother and her relationship with the husband as well. Another ethical issue could be eugenics. Being able to pick and choose what sperm you want seems a crazy idea, and was illustrated in the document made by PBS, “Making Babies”. In the video, we see a couple looking through a magazine in order to find the perfect sperm donor. It seems unnatural that a baby would be made through descriptions in a magazine. You could make a “super” baby in this sense, having all the characteristic favorable to you, but the question remains – would that be

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