Ethical Considerations in In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer

  • Lori B. Andrews


Since the initial proposal of human in vitro fertilization, attacks and counterattacks regarding the ethics of the procedure have been so frequent and so heated that it is difficult to believe that both sides are talking about the same enterprise. Proponents of the technique stress its benefit to couples who would otherwise remain childless. Opponents concentrate on the dangers to society of future applications of the process: experimentation, interspecies fertilization, cloning and eugenics. Both groups claim to represent the child. The proponents speak of his right to be born, desperately wanted, into a loving family. The opponents urge his protection as the unconsenting victim of a manipulation whose dangers are not yet fully recognized.


Ethical Consideration Embryo Transfer Artificial Insemination Infertility Treatment Infertile Couple 
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