The Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction: Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish

Title

The Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction: Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish

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Description

Posthumous reproduction refers to the procedure that enables a child to be conceived using the gametes of a dead person. Advances in reproductive technology mean it is now possible to assist in creating a life after you die, and in recent years the number of women who have attempted to get pregnant using posthumous reproduction has increased. However, the law in many jurisdictions has not put regulations in place to deal with the ethical and legal consequences that arise as a result of posthumous reproduction.

ISBN

9781138021358

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York, NY

Keywords

posthumous reproduction, reproductive technology, reproductive rights

Disciplines

Health Law and Policy | Law