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Ethics and Facts of assisted reproductive technology in infertility

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Prajnananam Journal of Health Sciences.

Source : Prajnananam Journal of Health Sciences , Volume 2, Issue 2 (2016)

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Ayurveda

Department : Prasooti Tantra & Striroga

Verified : No

Year : 2016

Abstract : Background. While assisted reproductive technology (ART), including in vitro fertilization has given hope to millions of couples suffering from infertility, it has also introduced countless ethical, legal, and social challenges. The objective of this paper is to identify the aspects of ART that are most relevant to present-day society and discuss the multiple ethical, legal, and social challenges inherent to this technology. Scope of Review. This paper evaluates some of the most visible and challenging topics in the field of ART and outlines the ethical, legal, and social challenges they introduce. Major Conclusions. ART has resulted in a tectonic shift in the way physicians and the general population perceive infertility and ethics. In the coming years, advancing technology is likely to exacerbate ethical, legal, and social concerns associated with ART. ART is directly challenging society to reevaluate the way in which human life, social justice and equality, and claims to genetic offspring are viewed. Furthermore, these issues will force legal systems to modify existing laws to accommodate the unique challenges created by ART. Society has a responsibility to ensure that the advances achieved through ART are implemented in a socially responsible manner.

Cite this Research Publication : Parvathy Unni Krishnan and Anjaly M V, “Ethics and Facts of assisted reproductive technology in infertility”, Prajnananam Journal of Health Sciences , vol. 2, no. 2, 2016.

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