David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Bioethics 23 (1):47-58 (2009)
This article explores the social benefits and moral arguments in favour of women and couples freezing eggs and embryos for social reasons. Social IVF promotes equal participation by women in employment; it offers women more time to choose a partner; it provides better opportunities for the child as it allows couples more time to become financially stable; it may reduce the risk of genetic and chromosomal abnormality; it allows women and couples to have another child if circumstances change; it offers an option to women and children at risk of ovarian failure; it may increase the egg and embryo pool. There are strong arguments based on equal concern and respect for women which require that women have access to this new technology. Freezing eggs also avoids some of the moral objections associated with freezing embryos.
|Keywords||reproduction egg freezing female autonomy oocyte preservation|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Tobias Eichinger & Uta Bittner (2010). Macht Anti-Aging postmenopausale Schwangerschaften erstrebenswert(er)? Ethik in der Medizin 22 (1):19-32.
Daniela Cutas & Anna Smajdor (2015). Postmenopausal Motherhood Reloaded: Advanced Age and In Vitro Derived Gametes. Hypatia 30 (2):386-402.
Similar books and articles
Lee M. Silver (1990). New Reproductive Technologies in the Treatment of Human Infertility and Genetic Disease. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 11 (2).
Aaron L. Mackler (1997). An Expanded Partnership with God? In Vitro Fertilization in Jewish Ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (2):277 - 304.
Judith Lorber (1989). Choice, Gift, or Patriarchal Bargain? Women's Consent to in Vitro Fertilization in Male Infertility. Hypatia 4 (3):23 - 36.
Julie Wallbank (1999). “Throwing Baby Out with the Bath Water#X201d;: Some Reflections on the Evolution of Reproductive Technology}. Res Publica 5 (1):45-65.
Françoise Baylis (2009). For Love or Money? The Saga of Korean Women Who Provided Eggs for Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 30 (5):385-396.
Laurie Zoloth, Leilah Backhus & Teresa Woodruff (2008). Waiting to Be Born: The Ethical Implications of the Generation of “Nuborn” and “Nuage” Mice From Pre-Pubertal Ovarian Tissue. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (6):21 – 29.
Angela Ballantyne & Sheryl De Lacey (2008). Wanted—Egg Donors for Research: A Research Ethics Approach to Donor Recruitment and Compensation. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 1 (2):145 - 164.
Françoise Baylis & Carolyn McLeod (2007). The Stem Cell Debate Continues: The Buying and Selling of Eggs for Research. Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (12):726-731.
Julian Savulescu & Imogen Goold (2008). Freezing Eggs for Lifestyle Reasons. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (6):32 – 35.
Karey Harwood (2009). Egg Freezing: A Breakthrough for Reproductive Autonomy? Bioethics 23 (1):39-46.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads61 ( #38,840 of 1,700,312 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #105,649 of 1,700,312 )
How can I increase my downloads?