Etiske hensyn i regulert befruktning
Sted: Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, Drammensveien 78, Oslo
16. februar 2017 kl 18:00
Minnetale over Per Lønning ved Kjetil Hafstad
Minnetale over Per Brandtzæg ved Ludvig Sollid
Foredrag av førsteamanuensis Anna Smajdor, Institutt for filosofi, kunsthistorie og klassiske språk, Universitetet i Oslo
Førsteamanuensis Anna Smajdor
Whole body gestational donation: Should we use brain dead women as surrogate mothers?
Womb transplants are a recent innovation in medicine. However, they raise difficult ethical questions because -- unlike other transplants -- they are not life-saving, and the medical risks they entail are significant. Recipients of donated wombs are at risk not only from the surgery itself, but subsequently from pregnancy and birth. I will consider whether pregnancy and birth should be treated as medical problems, and explore a potential solution: the use of brain dead women as surrogates. This may appear unethical; however, the procedures required are commonly used in other areas of medical practice, where they do not raise ethical concerns.
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