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Sex Selection

Stephen Wilkinson

in Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the issue of ‘social’ sex selection (sex selection for reasons other than the avoidance of sex-linked disorders). After outlining the legal and regulatory context in the UK, it ... More


Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Stephen Wilkinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To what extent should parents be allowed to use selection technologies (such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis) to determine the characteristics of their children? And is there something morally ... More


 Preconception and Prenatal Decisions

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables relevant to women’s decisions about preconception counseling, preimplantation diagnosis, prenatal testing, misattributed paternity, and sex selection are presented. For ... More


Saviour Siblings, Designer Babies, and Sex Selection

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199219780
eISBN:
9780191713002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The development of IVF has enabled clinicians to gather facts about an embryo's genetic make-up before it is implanted in the uterus. This in turn enables parents and clinicians to make choices about ... More


Sex-Selection Abortion

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the case of Mrs M, a thirty-four-year-old mother of three daughters who lives in a modest home on the outskirts of a large city with her forty-year-old husband. He is often ... More


Transitions among sex-determination systems

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

in The Evolution of Sex Determination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Transitions among sex-determination systems and mechanisms are manifold and surprisingly frequent. The ultimate causes for such transitions are classified in three main categories: i) neutral ... More


Introduction

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter gives a brief overview of the current terrain of abortion debate in the UK, covering calls for decriminalisation as well as debates on sex-selection, disability and pre-abortion ... More


Conclusion

Christine Rosen

in Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195156799
eISBN:
9780199835218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515679X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This conclusion summarizes the key arguments of the book, including the many assumptions it challenges about the history of eugenics and the history of American religious leaders in the early half of ... More


Adverse Child Sex Ratios and Gender Discrimination: Challenges for Law and Policy

Mary E. John

in India's Children: Essays on Social Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199455287
eISBN:
9780199085316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455287.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The population Census 2011 re-alerted the problem of declining child sex ratio (or CSR, measuring those in the 0–6 year range) which dropped from 927 in 2001 to an all-time low of 914 in 2011. Gender ... More


Symbolic Harm and Reproductive Practices

Elisabeth Boetzkes

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter attempts to outline a logic, taxonomy, and justification for the notion of symbolic harm as legal harm, and to apply it to the practices of contract pregnancy and sex selection. Both ... More


Right to Survival: Health, Nutrition, and Shelter

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199470716
eISBN:
9780199089079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199470716.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The right to survival of a child includes the access to healthcare, shelter, nutrition, and provision of an identity. This chapter includes the international human rights law and campaigns on right ... More


Sex Selection and Medical Termination of Pregnancy

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

With cultural preference of males to females, female foeticide is a serious problem. In an attempt to correct the skewed sex ratio, there is a statutory prohibition of pre-natal diagnosis of the sex ... More


Medical Tourism and the Creation of Life: A Study of Fertility Tourism

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines “fertility tourism”—individuals who travel abroad to use reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination, surrogacy, sex selection, etc. Some travel for price, others ... More


Unwanted Consequences

Sarah Conly

in One Child: Do We Have a Right to More?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190203436
eISBN:
9780190203450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203436.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Even if population reduction is desirable in itself, will it have other consequences we can’t accept? Some believe that it will ruin the economy; that it will cause widespread sex selection harmful ... More


Creating Life: New Conceptions

Courtney S. Campbell

in Mormonism, Medicine, and Bioethics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197538524
eISBN:
9780197538555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197538524.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers ecclesiastical teaching and personal experience regarding new reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization, repro-genetic options, such as preimplantation genetic ... More


Other UN Agencies Involved in Rights-based Approaches

Joel E. Oestreich

in Development and Human Rights: Rhetoric and Reality in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190637347
eISBN:
9780190637378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637347.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter discusses the World Bank, the UN Population Fund, and UN Women. The World Bank does consider rights issues under, for example, its work on political decentralization and anticorruption. ... More


Procreative Principles in the Real World

Rivka Weinberg

in The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190243708
eISBN:
9780190243722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243708.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapter applies the principles of procreative permissibility to a wide variety of cases. It discusses the permissibility of procreating under various natural risk conditions such as genetic ... More


Cracking the Case, and Cases to Consider

Larry R. Churchill

in Ethics for Everyone: A Skills-Based Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190080891
eISBN:
9780190080907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080891.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter deals with the nature and usefulness of ethical cases, and it opens with a prompt to readers to describe a moral problem relevant to their lives. It is argued that the most ... More


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