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By Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald

Scientific innovation calls for learn, and study is determined by sufferers and fit volunteers keen to imagine dangers. contemplating the moral judgements scientific practitioners needs to face, starting existence takes an in depth examine numerous daring scientific recommendations that experience created new lives and stored others. With distinct details on assisted reproductive applied sciences like in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy, genetic checking out and remedy, stem cells and healing cloning, and in depth care innovations for significantly untimely newborns, this new source highlights key moral ideas and their software to the typical perform of drugs.

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Not surprisingly, surrogates’ answers are as diverse as their personalities and life circumstances. Some women choose surrogate motherhood for economic reasons; others come to the decision largely because they want to give the gift of parenthood to people unable to carry a pregnancy. Many surrogates fi nd that their motives are complex and hard to tease apart. Controversies in Assisted Reproduction 35 The woman on the right touches the four-month-old baby she bore as a surrogate mother on behalf of her sister, at left, who is the child’s legal mother.

S. births are thanks to some kind of assisted reproductive technology (ART)—of which IVF represents more than 99 percent. “That’s sort of the pattern that it takes,” said Robin Marantz Henig, author of the book Pandora’s Baby, interviewed for a 2006 episode of the PBS series American Experience. “[A]t first it seems like it’s abhorrent and it’s something that we absolutely shouldn’t do. And then for a while it seems kind of miraculous. ” The number of babies born as a result of ART procedures has risen steadily over the almost three decades that IVF has been available in this country.

Not surprisingly, surrogates’ answers are as diverse as their personalities and life circumstances. Some women choose surrogate motherhood for economic reasons; others come to the decision largely because they want to give the gift of parenthood to people unable to carry a pregnancy. Many surrogates fi nd that their motives are complex and hard to tease apart. Controversies in Assisted Reproduction 35 The woman on the right touches the four-month-old baby she bore as a surrogate mother on behalf of her sister, at left, who is the child’s legal mother.

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