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From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor


This is a book for anyone who has ever paused to wonder: Will cloning ever be legal? Why it is that ‘saviour siblings’ and sex selection provoke such strong reactions? Will there ever be such a thing as an artificial womb? Assisted reproductive technologies are unique in their capacity to challenge our assumptions and elicit passionate responses. Looking at the moral, philosophical, and legal issues surrounding cases of surrogacy, single or same-sex parenthood, retrieval of sperm from dead or dying patients, and the insemination of post-menopausal women, this book questions whether these rapid ... More

Keywords: IVF, reproduction, HFEA, ethics, embryology, law, regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199219780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Deech, author
Former Chair, Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority and Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

Anna Smajdor, author
Researcher in Bioethics, Imperial College London