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In Vitro Fertilization
A discussion on the ethics and scientific benefits of IVF technology.
# 49751 | 812 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 17, 2004 in Biology (Biotechnology) , Hot Topics (General)

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This paper examines how recent developments in IVF technology have raised ethical quandaries, such as whether it is ethical for parents to use IVF technology to conceive and give birth to a child to provide donor marrow for an ill sibling. Because of its potential benefits in medical research, this paper argues that IVF research should be allowed to continue. It also argues that the government should regulate this technology to help ensure that IVF research concentrates on medical research, instead of the elusive ideal of designer perfection.

From the Paper:

"These legal challenges underscore the lack of legal measures to address the issues spawned by IVF technology. This technology has already challenged the legal and cultural bases that are currently in place to define parenthood as well as personhood. To address further legal troubles, the government should first initiate stronger monitoring restrictions on private IVF facilities. After all, most legal challenges in IVF cases result from smaller, private IVF providers. It is also in private facilities that more affluent couples are more likely to use IVF technology to ensure a "designer" baby, who is free not only from disease but from physical imperfections."

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