Why is assisted human reproduction an ethical issue?

By Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 09/14/2017

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.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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