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Assisted reproduction in Brazil: demographic, social aspects and implications for public policy

Abstract

The third round of the Brazilian Demographic Health Survey - PNDS-2006 - has revealed that 37% of all women at reproductive age have declared they were unable to conceive, for being either sterilized or infertile. The percentage rises to 57% in the group of women at the age of 35 to 49. If one takes into account the significant share of regret related to female sterilization and the increasing postponement of maternity related to women's working commitment, the population of Brazilian women who are potential users of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) is considerably high.The demand for services based on the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) has grown substantially in the European countries and the United States (Spar 2006). But also in Brazil, it has increasing demand for services of attended reproduction that, in its vast majority, are offered by private clinics a cost significantly raised. Beyond the shy and still incipient regulation, the elaboration of politics of health and C&T in this area resents the lack of knowledge about how this market is characterized. This proposal aims at to investigate the situation of the demand and offers of the services of reproduction attended in Brazil, as well as its partner-demographic aspects, legal and ethical. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
GARCIA, SANDRA; BELLAMY, MARIAN. Assisted Conception Services and Regulation within the Brazilian Context. JORNAL BRASILEIRO DE REPRODUCAO ASSISTIDA, v. 19, n. 4, p. 198-203, OCT-DEC 2015. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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