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Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

Dov Fox


Today, tens of millions of Americans rely on reproductive advances to help them carry out decisions more personal and far-reaching than almost any other they will ever make: They use birth control or abortion to delay or avoid having children; surrogacy or tissue donation to start or grow a family; and genetic diagnosis or embryo selection to have offspring who survive and flourish. This is no less than the medicine of miracles: It fills empty cradles; frees families from debilitating disease; and empowers them to plan a life that doesn’t include parenthood. But accidents happen: Embryologists ... More

Keywords: family planning, in vitro fertilization, fertility clinics, embryos, genetic ties, birth control, abortion, surrogacy, assisted reproductive technology, genetic diagnosis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190675721
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190675721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dov Fox, author
Professor of Law, Herzog Endowed Scholar, and Director of the Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics, University of San Diego School of Law