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Reproductive Ethics II

New Ideas and Innovations

Editors: Campo-Engelstein, Lisa, Burcher, Paul (Eds.)

  • A timely exploration of ethical issues in reproductive medicine from leading scholars in the field Fresh coverage of hot new topics, including gene editing (CRISPR), as well as continuing debatesHighlights emerging technologies and the ethical situations they raise

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About this book

This book is the second collection of essays on reproductive ethics from Drs. Campo-Engelstein and Burcher. This volume is unique in that it is both timely and includes several essays on new technologies, while also being a comprehensive review of most of the major questions in the field, from racial disparities in reproductive healthcare to gene editing and the possibility of the creation of a transhuman species. The scholars writing these essays are pre-eminent in their fields, and their backgrounds are quite varied, including philosophers, anthropologists, physicians, and professors of law.

Reproductive ethics remains an underdeveloped area of bioethics despite the recent technological breakthroughs that carry both great promise and potential threats. Building on the first volume of work from a conference held just over one year ago, this new collection of essays from a conference held April 2017 continues this discussion as well as provides ethical insights and reviews of these emerging technologies. The ethical questions swirling around human reproduction are both old and new, but the conference presentations, and the essays derived from them, focus on new ways of appreciating old arguments such as the ethics of abortion, as well as new ways of seeing new technologies such as CRISPR and mitochondrial transfer.

 


About the authors

Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. She earned a PhD from Michigan State University in philosophy with a focus in bioethics and feminist theory, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her main research area is reproductive ethics, especially contraception, childbirth, fertility preservation, and assisted reproductive technologies.

Paul Burcher, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Bioethics at Albany Medical College, and the Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at York Hospital in Central Pennsylvania. He is a practicing generalist obstetrician/gynecologist with over 26 years in practice in both community and academic settings. He completed a PhD in Philosophy at University of Oregon while working full-time as a clinician in obstetrics and gynecology.  He is actively involved in the both the clinical and ethics education of medical students and residents, while also engaging in conceptual and empirical research on issues in reproductive ethics.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Reproductive Ethics: Introduction

    Campo-Engelstein, Lisa (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Frankenstein and the Question of Children’s Rights After Human Germline Genetic Modification

    Botting, Eileen Hunt

    Pages 9-24

  • The Ethical Complexity of Using Whole-Exome Sequencing to Detect Adult-Onset Conditions in the Prenatal and Pediatric Settings

    Murphy, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Creating a Higher Breed: Transhumanism and the Prophecy of Anglo-American Eugenics

    Levin, Susan B.

    Pages 37-58

  • One Is the Loneliest Number: How the WHO’s Redefinition of Infertility Provokes Contestations of the Body and the Body Politic

    Brown, Nicholas R.

    Pages 61-69

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89429-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89428-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reproductive Ethics II
Book Subtitle
New Ideas and Innovations
Editors
  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein
  • Paul Burcher
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89429-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89429-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89428-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 193
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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