Medical Ethics- Fertility treatment

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  • Fertility treatment
    • Christian Attitudes
      • Other Christian views.
        • Often accepted, as it brings about a much wanted new child.
        • It's acceptable as long as the child is loved.
      • Roman Catholics
        • It is completely wrong. It is wrong to interfere with nature
        • It is playing God. God creates life and should be involved in the conception of the child. It completely removes him from the situation.
        • Only should be conceived through the natural process of sex between husband and wife. The unative aspect of sex should not be removed from the procreative element.
      • Issues
        • What happens to the spare embryos which are discarded, especially if life begins at conception.
        • Some disagree with same sex couples receiving the treatment
        • What about the embryos used in research?
        • Is using donor sperm/eggs classified as adultery?
        • Who is the biological parents is surrogacy or AID is used?
    • Other attitudes
      • Yes it is acceptable, Jesus was a healer, and fertility treatment aims to reduce suffering.
      • No, Natural law- does the embryo has human rights?
    • Types
      • IVF- Womans egg and mans sperm and inseminated outside the womb and viable embyros and then implanted into the womb.
        • It removes god from creating life in the womb.
        • Life begins at conception?
      • AIH- Things like medicines or treatments to increase fertility- not natural.
        • It is not a natural process.
      • AID- Donated sperm or eggs.
        • Who's the real Mother  or Father
        • Is it classified as adultery?
      • Surrogacy- If a woman is unable to carry a baby, the zygote will be implanted into another womb for her to give birth to.
        • Who's the real mother?
        • The woman could claim it was her child if she had difficulty giving it away.
    • Laws
      • Surrogacy which is paid is ILLEGAL.
      • Fertility treatment is legal, but is very strict surrounding how anonymous the donors are/

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