Ethical issues in respect of children born after assisted reproduction technologies

Larcher, Vic
August 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Aug2007, Vol. 92 Issue 8, p670
Academic Journal
The article talks about the ethical and social issues brought about by the increasing number of children born after assisted reproduction technologies (ART). It relates these issues on the welfare principle and parental rights mentioned in the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act S13. The need to consider children's welfare and the future proposals for the regulation of ART are discussed. The article also focuses on the importance of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in screening and selecting embryos.


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