Ethics in Reproductive Medicine

  • David R. Bromham
  • Maureen E. Dalton
  • Jennifer C. Jackson
  • Peter J. R. Millican

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. P. R. Braude
    Pages 1-9
  3. M. E. Pembrey
    Pages 11-20
  4. Lord Jakobovits
    Pages 47-48
  5. Bonnie Steinbock
    Pages 49-58
  6. Maurice King, James Thornton
    Pages 59-69
  7. Pramilla Senanayake
    Pages 71-85
  8. Malcolm Potts
    Pages 87-104
  9. Peter Byrne
    Pages 105-114
  10. Leonie Somorjay
    Pages 115-121
  11. J. Hutton, A. K. Maynard
    Pages 123-132
  12. S. L. Barron
    Pages 145-160
  13. Peter Millican
    Pages 161-188
  14. Jennifer C. Jackson
    Pages 189-200
  15. D. W. Brown
    Pages 201-209
  16. R. M. Hare
    Pages 211-223
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 225-228

About this book


Medical ethics is a difficult and controversial field and that part of it dealing with reproductive medicine is no exception. Our first conference on philosophical ethics in reproductive medicine (PERM 1) in 1988 discussed many of the controversies in this field. The acclaim it received encouraged us to organise PERM 2 but choosing a relevant and topical programme was a clairvoyant challenge in its own right. Since PERM 1 we have seen a number of developments, in the UK and internationally, that have thrown the problems that society must face into sharp relief. Drawing on the expertise of contributors from science, many medical specialities, philosophy, theology and economics, we have sought to address the issues raised by these new developments, as well as a number of long-standing issues that remain as contentious as ever, but of undiminished significance. On the scientific front, the long-predicted technique of embryo biopsy and diagnosis is now a reality. This has prompted the inclusion of some of the topics addressed by this second conference.


Embryo ethics fetus reproductive medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • David R. Bromham
    • 1
  • Maureen E. Dalton
    • 2
  • Jennifer C. Jackson
    • 3
  • Peter J. R. Millican
    • 3
  1. 1.University Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySt. James’s University HospitalLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySunderland District General HospitalSunderlandUK
  3. 3.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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