What are the ethical implications of a 63 year old woman deciding to give birth to a child via assisted reproductive medicine?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 5:03 pm ad1c9bdddf
As medicine and science advance, we are given more options and are able to overcome limitations imposed by nature. This question has many ethical implications. The most apparent argument is whether we have the right to tamper with nature. Many religious groups believe that we should respect what is natural and that it is unnatural for a postmenopausal woman to give birth. In addition, many of these procedures require the donation of oocytes from younger women. This raises the issue of who are the lawful parents when the eggs are donated from another woman. Often, these procedures require high dosages of drugs and increased risks for both the mother and child. Should there be a limit ...
The expert discusses the ethical implications of a 63 year old woman deciding to give birth.