Assisted Reproduction Essays

  • Technology Assisted Reproduction

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    Technology Assisted Reproduction Introduction Reproduction is fundamental for the perpetuation of a species and therefore is a trait all species possess. Human reproduction is usually not viewed in this context. Extinction of humans is not considered a threat, but the ability to reproduce is an issue of meeting social expectations. Psychologist Dr. Helen Fisher states that society tends to pressure women into feeling that motherhood is their sole connection to being female (Rutter, 1996)

  • Donor Assisted Reproduction

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    Should Children Born from Donor-Assisted Reproduction Have Access to Information about their Genetic Parents? Donor-assisted insemination is a process that enables a woman to conceive a child through the donated sperm/egg of a male or female. Donor insemination is a technique that has been used around the world for fifty eight years. This technique is often used in situations where a man or woman suffer from infertility and are unable to produce children on their own. Donor-insemination is also

  • Thoughts on Assisted Reproduction

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    Assisted reproduction is the use of assisted reproductive technology to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial means. The results and the implication of these different techniques and technologies in the society raises questions on the morality of these acts. Are these acts always right or wrong? Are they only right for certain groups of people? Are they morally correct? Those are the kind of questions that many people have on their mind, but the plurality of arguments makes it difficult

  • Ethical Concerns of Assisted Reproduction

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    The advancement and continued developments of third-party assisted reproductive medical practices has allowed many prospective parents, regardless of their marital status, age, or sexual orientation, to have a new opportunity for genetically or biologically connected children. With these developments come a number of rather complex ethical issues and ongoing discussions regarding assisted reproduction within our society today. These issues include the use of reproductive drugs, gestational services

  • Using Assisted Reproduction Techniques and the Implications

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    has been the new Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART). How far will you go? How perfect will your baby be? These are some questions that people do these days when they make the decision to have descendants. The determination of having children and pregnancy is a complex process. In these are involved psychological, social, economic, religious, and even legal factors. The goal of this article is to consider the advantages and disadvantages of using the Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART)

  • Assisted Reproduction Chapter Summary

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    The main thesis of the chapter is the ethical, moral, and social issues regarding assisted reproduction (IVF), multiple births, and pregnancy at an old age. The chapter opens with Nadya Suleman’s decision to have her physician implant all her in vitro embryos into her uterus, which, lead to her later giving birth to octuplets. The physician who performed the embryo implementation had broken reproductive guidelines by implying more embryos than advised, and because Nadya had had disabled children

  • Family Created

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    advances in technology have opened up the option of assisted reproduction such as artificial insemination, invitro fertilization, donor egg or sperm, and assisted hatching. Another option for family creation is adoption. Each option has advantages and drawbacks. With either option there are emotional, financial, and moral issues associated with these options. Finding a perfect fit for the fertility impaired couple, each option, assisted reproduction, or adoption, must be reviewed and weighed for the

  • The Social and Ethical Implications of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

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    The Social and Ethical Implications of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Test tube babies have long been stigmatized by society as the unnatural results of scientific dabbling. The words `test tube baby' have been used by school children as an insult, and many adults have seen an artificial means of giving birth as something perhaps only necessary for a lesbian woman, or a luxury item only available to the elite few. The reality is that assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have been helping

  • Surrogacy In Canada

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    However, there have been some negative implications as a result of utilizing infertility methods. It is reported that woman have shown adaptation issues relating to the onset of pregnancy is significantly different characteristically than natural reproduction (Lepecka-Klusek & Jakiel,

  • Ethical Implications of Assisted Reproductive Technology

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    Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is a measure used to treat infertility where both sperm and eggs are handled, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) the most common form has been used since 1981 in the United States. ART may enable individuals who were previously not able to conceive and deliver a child the ability to do so. In 2009 the Suleman Octuplets were born using the IVF technique to a single mother who also had six other children under the same methods. The Suleman Octuplets and their mother

  • The Ethics of Cloning

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    Imagine a world where everyone looked like you and was related to you as a sibling, cousin, or any form of relation, wouldn’t that be freaky? Although cloning is not an important issue presently, it could potentially replace sexual reproduction as our method of producing children. Cloning is a dangerous possibility because it could lead to an over-emphasis on the importance of the genotype, no guaranteed live births, and present risks to both the cloned child and surrogate mother. It also violates

  • Surrogacy Essay

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    Leavitt (2012) states, “surrogacy is an infertility option in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another person or couple.” It is formally established from the start of the process that the woman who is carrying the child agrees that she is not, and will not be, legally responsible for the child (Leavitt, 2012). There are two different types of surrogacy that can be chosen from, traditional or gestational (Leavitt, 2012). In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate provides her own eggs for

  • History, Race, and Violence in the Arena of Reproduction Enslavement.

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    History, Race, and Violence in the Arena of Reproduction Enslavement. In 1997, Dorothy Roberts wrote a salient book titled Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty. Roberts explicates the crusade to punish Black women—especially the destitute—for having children. The exploitation of Black women in the U.S. began in the days of slavery and, appropriately enough, Roberts introduces her first chapter with an illustrative story: When Rose Williams was sixteen years

  • Examples Of Infertility In The Handmaid's Tale

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    infertility problem. In the novel, only the Commanders and their wives have the power to acquire a handmaid to use her as a kind of surrogate mother. In the contemporary society, low-income and uninsured people are excluded from accessing assisted methods of reproduction because of the high costs of them. The cost for an in vitro fertilization cycle in the United States costs between 10 to 15 thousand dollars or 25 to 30 thousand, in case an egg donor is needed. Surrogacy method is much more expensive

  • The Case of Commercial Surrogacy

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    capability of women to procreate. It has turned into an appealing substitute for new couples because of adoption troubles, fertility issues, or high pregnancy risks. However, many still question the efficiency of surrogacy as an alternative to natural reproduction. Proponents mention the advantage of providing couples with an offspring. In fact, commercial surrogacy is deemed to be mutually beneficial; the surrogate earns money while a baby is given to the other contracting party. On the other hand, those

  • Pros And Cons Of New Reproductive Technologies

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    the right to utilize NRTS was immoral and in effect discriminated against them due to their “unfavorable'; situation. In contrast, the opposition against NRTS raised very negative concerns which included the commercialization of human reproduction, quality control, generating waste products, and the rights of the pre-embryo. These issues suggest that

  • A Primate’s Memoir, Written by Robert Sapolsky

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    A Primate’s Memoir, written by Robert Sapolsky, documents the author’s time in Kenya while he studied the various behaviors of a troop of baboons. One of the key aspects of the book was the social rank that developed within the troop. Female baboons have a social hierarchy that is fairly cut and dry. The eldest baboons in the troop are considered the higher-ranking females, and as the baboons get younger, so to follows the string of dominance. The ranking for males was essentially from the strongest

  • Art and Reproduction: Joan of Arc Images

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    Patriot: Joan of Arc in America During the Gilded Age and the Great War and America. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art in Association with D. Giles, 2006. Print. Benjamin, Walter, and J. A. Underwood. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. London: Penguin, 2008. Print.

  • Taking a Look at Medical Anthropology

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    Medical anthropology addresses the symbolic, narrative, and ethical dimension of healing, medicine and medical technology in many different ways. One way they address these dimensions is by exploring how local and international communities view wellness, illness, disease and healing through different perspectives. Their goal is to examine how communities are able to function individually as well as look for themes within the structure and systems of different communities between various cultures

  • The Dominance of Nature to Mankind

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    In Robert Frost's "The Need of Being Versed in Country Things," the speaker provides the readers with a juxtaposition between humans and nature. In the poem, a farmhouse was burned down, yet the reactions of humans and of nature to this tragedy are completely opposite. Frost, an avid advocate of nature over society, attempts to show his readers how nature essentially triumphs over mankind through its strength, resiliency to tragedies, and resourcefulness of what seems to be broken down and beyond