Ectogenesis: the ethical implications of a new reproductive technology

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2010-09-09T18:42:36Z

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Najand, Nikoo

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Ectogenesis has been billed a revolutionary new advancement in technology that could have a profound impact in the area of human reproduction. My aim is to investigate the supposed benefits and objections to the development of human ectogenesis with a particular focus on potential consequences on the abortion debate and reproductive equality between men and women. I will conclude that arguments for human ectogenesis are not well supported and there fails to be a strong motivation to develop it further, other than as advancement to the area of providing better neonatal care for premature babies.

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biomedical ethics, feminist philosophy

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