ART can raise a number of ethical challenges for the individuals involved, especially when third-party reproduction is involved. This is basically due to the fact that infertility treatments give raise to new definitions of parents and children—the so called new family types. In this sense, decisions about family building can become rather complex. Also, the manipulation of embryos has been a quite controversial debate from the very beginning.
Why is assisted human reproduction an ethical issue?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 09/14/2017
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)