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Reprogen-Ethics and the Future of Gender / Edition 1

Reprogen-Ethics and the Future of Gender / Edition 1

by Frida SimonsteinFrida Simonstein


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'Reprogen-ethics and the future of gender' bring together three tightly related topics, which have so far been dealt separately in bioethics: assisted reproduction, enhancing and gender. Part one in this book targets presents policies and legislature of assisted reproduction. Part two focuses on current views of the ethics of PGD and enhancing. Part three tackles the future of gender. Part four deals with artificial wombs and ectogenesis. The aim of this book is to provide a joint perspective in order to get the big picture. Contributors include John Harris, Matti Hairy, Tuija Takala, Soren Holm, David Heyd, Daniel Callahan, James Hughes, Harriet Bradley, Ekaterina Balabanova, Roy Gilbar and others.

Some chapters in this book will significantly contribute to the current discussion of the topics at stake; other chapter will start a discussion on issues that have not yet been discussed. 'Reprogen-ethics and the future of gender' will certainly appeal to readers who are interested in any of the intersecting topics of assisted reproduction, genetic enhancing and gender; bioethicists, sociologists, genetic counselors, gynecologists, legislators, and students of the relevant disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048124749
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 07/21/2009
Series: International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine , #43
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Frida Simonstein 1

Part I ART - A 30 Years Retrospective

1 Current Status of Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) Ariel Revel 15

2 The Medicalization of Reproduction - A 30 Year Retrospective Søren Holm 29

3 Conceiving a New Right to Procreate Marleen Eijkholt 37

Part II ART - Mind the Gap

4 'Can't Avoid It, Can't Afford It': Assisted Reproduction in Israel and Bulgaria Frida Simonstein Ekaterina Balabanova 55

5 Assisted Reproduction in Developing Countries: The Debate at a Turning Point Effy Vayena 65

6 Ethical and Socio-Cultural Aspects that Influence ART in Latin America Ester Polak de Fried 79

Part III Gendered Futures

7 Women, Work, and Children: Is There a Solution? Daniel Callahan 91

8 Between Fecklessness and Selfishness: Is There a Biologically Optimal Time for Motherhood? Anna Smajdor 105

9 Gendered Futures: Reproduction and Production in Women's Lives Harriet Bradley 119

Part IV Parenting

10 Is Transferred Parental Responsibility Legitimately Enforceable? Matti Häyry 135

11 Reproduction, Responsibility and Rationality Tom Buller 151

12 Male or Female We Will Create Them: The Ethics of Sex Selection for Non-medical Reasons David Heyd 161

Part V Non-gendered Futures

13 Artificial Reproductive Technologies and the Advent of the Artificial Womb Frida Simonstein 177

14 Human Before Sex? Ectogenesis as a Way to Equality Tuija Takala 187

15 The Glass Womb Iain Brassington 197

16 A Survey of People's Attitude Towards the Artificial Womb and Ectogenesis in Israel Frida Simonstein Michal Mashiach-Eizenberg 211

Index 221

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