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 Medically Assisted Reproduction

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780195176179
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786558 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195176170.003.0005
  Medically Assisted Reproduction

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Cases illustrating variables relevant to the following topics are presented: criteria for patient selection, egg “donation” and “surrogacy”, multiple gestations, and disposition of in vitro embryos after infertility treatment. For each topic, empirical and theoretical factors relevant to the cases are discussed from an “egalitarian perspective” that imputes privileged status to the standpoint of those who are “nondominant”. Implications of different positions about the moral status of gametes and embryos are also considered.

Keywords: patient selection; egg donation; surrogacy; multiple gestation; gametes; in vitro embryos; infertility; reproduction; egalitarian perspective; dominant standpoint

Chapter.  8584 words. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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