OUP Oxford (2002)
|Abstract||The development of new reproductive technologies has raised urgent questions and debates about how and by whom these treatments should be controlled. On the one hand individuals and groups have claimed access to assisted reproduction as a right, and some have also claimed that this access should be available free of charge. As well as clinically infertile heterosexual couples, this right has been claimed by single women, gay couples, post-menopausal women, and couples who wish to delay having children for various reasons. Others have argued that a desire to have children does not make it a human right, and, moreover, that there are some people who should not be assisted to become parents, on grounds of age, sexuality, or lifestyle. Mary Warnock steers a clear path through the web of complex issues underlying these views. She begins by analysing what it means to claim something as a 'right', and goes on to discuss the cases of different groups of people. She also examines the ethical problems faced by particular types of assisted reproduction, including artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, and surrogacy, and argues that in the future human cloning may well be a viable and acceptable form of treatment for some types of infertility.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||No categories specified (fix it)|
|Buy the book||$29.95 new $29.95 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Thomas Søbirk Petersen (2004). A Woman's Choice? On Women, Assisted Reproduction and Social Coercion. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (1):81 - 90.
Thomas Søbirk Petersen (2004). A Woman's Choice? – On Women, Assisted Reproduction and Social Coercion. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (1):81-90.
Ruth Deech & Anna Smajdor (2007). From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology. OUP Oxford.
Kristine S. Knaplund, Legal Issues of Maternity and Inheritance for the Biotech Child of the 21st Century.
Stephen Wilkinson (2010). Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction. OUP Oxford.
Daniela Cutas & Sarah Chan (2012). Families – Beyond the Nuclear Ideal. Bloomsbury Academic.
Timothy F. Murphy (2010). The Ethics of Helping Transgender Men and Women Have Children. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (1):46-60.
Timothy F. Murphy (2009). Choosing Disabilities and Enhancements in Children: A Choice Too Far? Reproductie Biomedicine Online 2009 (18 sup. 1):43-49.
Timothy F. Murphy (2005). Gay Science: Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Sexual Orientation of Children. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 10 (Sup. 1):102-106.
Stuart Rachels (2005). Review of Mary Warnock, Making Babies: Is There a Right to Have Children? [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 114 (2):130-132.
Alexander R. Cohen (2007). Truly Human Reproduction. Journal of Philosophical Research 32:305-313.
Susan M. Purviance (1995). Infertility Treatment for Postmenopausal Patients: An Equity-Based Approach. Ethics and Behavior 5 (1):15 – 24.
Carson Strong (2005). Harming by Conceiving: A Review of Misconceptions and a New Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (5):491 – 516.
Added to index2012-01-31
Total downloads3 ( #201,930 of 549,078 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,317 of 549,078 )
How can I increase my downloads?