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ERIC Number: ED328854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-19
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Ethical Issues of Reproductive Technologies: Legal and Ethical.
Kammler, Kim
Ethical issues which surround the reproductive technologies being used to assist infertile couples include social impact, surrogacy, access to service and confidentiality. The use of reproductive technologies does not appear to cause harm, and often does a lot of good for the family and society. Surrogacy could be a valuable tool for the infertile couple, but the emotional pain the situation brings to some couples makes it difficult to justify as a viable alternative. Access to service is an area where discrimination could easily take place. Everyone has an equal right to be a parent, and the law should not be set up to discriminate against someone due to economics, race, sexual preference or marital status. Regarding the issue of donor anonymity, it should be an individual offspring's decision to know, and the right of the donor to agree or refuse. The issue of reproductive technology and its impact on society is one which will most likely provide controversy for a number of years, at least until a consistent set of guidelines is established, or until the public becomes more comfortable with this technology. (LLL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Infertility; Surrogate Motherhood