Issues In Reproductive Technology

Issues In Reproductive Technology

by Helen B. Holmes, Joan Helmich
     
 

"A remarkable collection of scholarly essays, philosophical discussions, and ethical arguments concerning reproductive choices."
Choice

It seems as if every week there is a new case involving reproductive technologies that raises provocative, often painful questions: What policies should be followed by centers that preserve human embryos? Are

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"A remarkable collection of scholarly essays, philosophical discussions, and ethical arguments concerning reproductive choices."
Choice

It seems as if every week there is a new case involving reproductive technologies that raises provocative, often painful questions: What policies should be followed by centers that preserve human embryos? Are such innovations as Norplant improvements over established methods of contraception? Should R.U. 486 be available in the U.S.? Is prenatal diagnosis an ethically acceptable step to limiting the number of disabled people?

These are just some of the vital questions explored in this timely work which offers incisive analysis of the plethora of issues raised by advances in reproductive medicine. The book's major section cover abortion, contraception, cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, surrogate motherhood, and psychosocial issues of in-vitro fertilization.

In each section, introductory essays by recognized authorities such as Elizabeth Bartholet and Andrea L. Bonnicksen are followed by critical articles by professionals in such fields as women's health, medicine, biology, sociology, politics, and philosophy. In assessing a technology, the authors present well-argued analyses of problems created by that technology, including views from advocates and practitioners that raise attendant ethical and practical issues.

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Examines the questions raised by advances in reproductive medicine. Essays by philosophers, physicians, biologists, and women's health activists discuss the ethical, social, and practical implications of contraception, abortion, freezing of eggs and embryos, psychosocial issues of in vitro fertilization, and surrogate motherhood. Many of the contributors speak from feminist perspectives, and essays include views from advocates, practitioners, and critics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814735169
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

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