Reproductive Choice

Abstract

Assisted reproductive technologies, including preimplantation genetic diagnosis, may be used to influence nonmedical traits. When may this be appropriate? What potential problems are there with such applications of the technology?

Keywords: reproductive choice; medical technology; liberty; preimplantation genetic diagnosis

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Burley JC (ed.) (1999) The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights: The Amnesty Lectures 1998. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Glover J (1984) What Sort of People Should There Be? Harmondsworth, UK: Pelican.

Harris J (1998) Clones Genes and Immortality Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Harris J (2001) One principle and three fallacies of disability studies. Journal of Medical Ethics 27(6): 383–388.

Harris J and Holm S (eds.) (1998) The Future of Human Reproduction Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press.

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Harris, John(Jan 2007) Reproductive Choice. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005595]