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Ethics in Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine: A New Framework

Ethics in Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine: A New Framework (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Strong, Carson

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Advances in reproductive and perinatal medicine have given rise to difficult ethical issues. Do all women have the right to choose whether to reproduce? What is the moral status of the fetus during various stages of gestation and what obligations do parents have to the fetus duri...ng this period? In this book Carson Strong develops an ethical framework that helps resolve these and many other issues of vital concern to health professionals, policymakers, and the general public.Strong begins by exploring the significance of reproductive freedom, drawing on constitutional law and feminist writings, among other sources. Next he assesses the moral status of offspring during preembryonic, embryonic, fetal, and postnatal stages of development, discussing the obligations of procreators during gestation and offering a new perspective on the idea that the moral standing of the fetus increases as fetal development proceeds. He then suggests an approach to the question of how priorities should be assigned to conflicting values, one that draws on a version of casuistic reasoning. In the second half of the book, Strong applies this ethical framework to some of the problematic areas in reproductive and perinatal medicine. These include prenatal genetic testing for susceptibilities to common diseases and for enhancement of offspring; research using preembryos and embryos; nontraditional family arrangements, such as surrogate motherhood and ovum donation for older women; and treatment of fetuses with anomalies. His discussion takes into account the clinical dimensions of issues and reflects a thorough consideration of the ethical, legal, medical, and psychosocial literature.
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ISBN 9780300182989
Released NZ 15 Apr 1997
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780300182989
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Apr 1997
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Strong, Carson
Category Medicine: General Issues
Reproductive Medicine
Clinical & Internal Medicine
Neonatal Medicine
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 174.25
Weight 406g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text General/trade