The Future of Human Reproduction: Ethics, Choice, and Regulation

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This important and timely volume in the Issues in Biomedical Ethics series gathers an impressive cast of philosophers, physicians, and lawyers from several countries and from several cultural perspectives who together offer accessible and up-to-date coverage of a host of crucial issues touching on the future of human reproduction. Articles from contributors such as Jonathan Glover, Bonnie Steinbock, Marie Fox, Guido de Wert, and Gamal I. Secour engage topics such as eugenics, fertility treatment, post-menopause, sperm donation, ovarian tissue transplants, and abortion.
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"Each chapter is unique...what binds them together is the provocative way in which each confronts the matters of public versus private regulation of reproductive technologies. A resource for anyone who is grappling with any of the debates surrounding reproductive technology."—Choice

"It is very hard to produce a timely book about a subject that changes as quickly as technologically assisted reproduction. But John Harris and Soren Holm have managed to do exactly that. The fourteen essays in this small volume provide an extremely useful and highly readable overview of the key moral, legal, and social themes raised by the new ways of making babies."—British Medical Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198250760
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

both at University of Manchester
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Table of Contents

Rights and reproductive choice
On the concept of pre-embryo : the basis for a new "Copernican revolution" in the current view about human reproduction
Eugenics : some lessons from the Nazi experience
Reproductive rights : feminism or patriarchy?
Woman's right to choose? : a feminist critique
Embedding the embryo
Price of eggs : who should bear the costs of fertility treatments?
Sperm as property
Some comments on the ethics of consent to the use of ovarian tissue from aborted fetuses and dead women
Ethical issues in pre-implantation diagnosis
Reproductive choice : a Muslim perspective
To everything there is a season? : are there medical grounds for refusing fertility treatment to older women?
Post-menopause, playground for reproductive technology? : some ethical reflections
Letter from a post-menopausal mother
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