Will Artificial Gametes End Infertility?


In this paper we will look at the various ways in which infertility can be understood and at how need for reproductive therapies can be construed. We will do this against the background of research with artificial gametes (AGs). Having explored these questions we will attempt to establish the degree to which technologies such as AGs could expand the array of choices that people have to reproduce and/or become parents. Finally, we will examine whether and in what ways the most promising developments of such technologies are likely to bring about the “end of infertility”.

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Smajdor, A., Cutas, D. Will Artificial Gametes End Infertility?. Health Care Anal 23, 134–147 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10728-013-0268-x

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  • Artificial gametes
  • ARTs
  • Eligibility for ARTs
  • Infertility
  • Medical need
  • Need of ARTs
  • Parenthood