Today's Debates: Reproductive Technology: Indispensable or Problematic?, 1st Edition

  • Erin L. McCoy
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502644851
  • ISBN-13: 9781502644855
  • DDC: 176
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Millions of people around the world suffer from infertility. For them, the prospect of having a baby may have seemed unattainable just a century ago. However, new technologies have not only made it possible for more people to have children but have also helped parents assess the health of their babies before they're even born. Treatments include artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis. and amniocentesis. However, these new treatments have also sparked controversies involving the boundaries of government control, private choice, religious belief, and parental wishes. This book helps readers explore the many sides of this complicated issue. Sidebars, full-color photographs, and a detailed glossary support the narrative.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Reproductive Technology Today.
2: The Religious Viewpoint.
3: The Troubled History of Eugenics.
4: Genetic Engineering.
5: Donating Eggs and Sperm.
6: The Ethical Debates Continue.
Further Information.
About the Authors.