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Infertility to IVF: Theological, Pastoral and Ethical Insights for Couples and Clergy

Nigel Cairns

Book 9 of the ‘Braemor Series‘.

Infertility can be a devastating experience which, in many cases, is unexpected. For Christian couples finding themselves in these circumstances, infertility can lead to an interrogation of their faith on many levels. Prevailing questions are ones about spirituality, theology, ethics and anthropology. Within the context and parameters of their faith, Christian couples also wonder whether fertility treatment, and in this case in vitro fertilisation (IVF), is a permissible option for them.

The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of some of the main theological, ethical and pastoral considerations for couples who are coming to terms with infertility and/or who are considering pursuing IVF as a therapeutic treatment option. It is also intended to assist clergy who may be called upon to minister within such a context, with the hope of moving their pastoral response from passive listening to having a baseline knowledge which will enable them to engage with the issues at hand and with questions couples may ask.

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    Church of Ireland Publishing

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    152 mm

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    229 mm