Access to fertility treatments for homosexual and unmarried persons, through Iranian law and Islamic perspective

Dublin Core

Title

Access to fertility treatments for homosexual and unmarried persons, through Iranian law and Islamic perspective

Author

Omani Samani, Reza
Ahmad, Vosough Taghi Dizaj
Mohammad Reza, Rezania Moalem
Merghati, Seyed Taha
Alizadeh, Leila

Publisher

2007/00/00

Language

English

Publication Date

20070000

Abstract

A family traditionally consisted of a married man, his wife, and their children. The new reproductive technologies including use of the third party as egg, sperm and embryo donation and also surrogacy have changed the traditional meanings of lineage, ancestry and family. The increasing number of lesbians and gays in addition to single women requesting fertility treatment from IVF centers in the world has brought a debate: أCan fertility treatment be offered to single persons or homosexuals?ؤ According to ASRM and ESHRE taskforces, there is no such limitation, but as legislations and law, also ethical and social considerations depending on the culture, believes and religion of societies must be considered as limitations in some contexts like Iran. Materials and Methods: In this study we review the Iran law and also some Islamic resources about offering the fertility treatment to single mothers or homosexuals. Homosexuality is not accepted in Islamic contexts and is considered as a crime. Children should have a family with both mother and father, unless they lose one of them or both. In the latter situation Islamic court will hand over the custody of the child to someone else like uncle or grandfather. We concluded that according to Islam and Iran's law, fertility treatment cannot be offered to single mothers and homosexuals mostly because of welfare of the child.

Primary Classification

14.1

Secondary Classification

14.1;1.2;10

Primary keywords

homosexuals--[pri];Islamic ethics--[pri];legal aspects--[pri];reproductive technologies--[pri];selection for treatment--[pri];single persons--[pri]

Secondary keywords

health services accessibility;reproductive health services;sharia

Subject

Iran--[pri]

Journal Article

Iranian Journal of Fertility and Sterility 2007; 1(3): 127-130 Accessed: http://iranmedex.com/english/articles_detail.asp [2010 October 10]

Primary Document Type

ja

Call Number

citation

Subject Captions

a

Bibliography

30 refs.

Collection

Citation

“Access to fertility treatments for homosexual and unmarried persons, through Iranian law and Islamic perspective,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed June 22, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/34141.