Essential Ethical Considerations for Public Policy on Assisted Reproduction

  • Carol Tauer
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)


The title of this chapter, “Essential Ethical Considerations” rather than “The Essential Ethical Considerations,” indicates that there is no single, monolithic set of ethical considerations. Different religious groups have their own sets of ethical criteria, as do various cultural groupings. Even individuals differ as to the ethical concerns they view as important or even relevant. Every ethical issue can be examined from a variety of perspectives, each with its own set of ethical considerations.


Ethical Consideration Embryo Transfer Infertile Couple Ethical Criterion Surrogate Mother 
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