"The angel of the house" in the realm of ART: feminist approach to oocyte and spare embryo donation for research
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
"The angel of the house" in the realm of ART
Abstract: 

The spectacular progress in assisted reproduction technology that has been witnessed for the past thirty years resulted in emerging new ethical dilemmas as well as the revision of some perennial ones. The paper aims at a feminist approach to oocyte and spare embryo donation for research. First, referring to different concepts of autonomy and informed consent, we discuss whether the decision to donate oocyte/embryo can truly be an autonomous choice of a female patient. Secondly, we argue the commonly adopted language of gift is misleading and that calling for altruism could put female patients at risk of exploitation. Finally, we point out that the presence of gender stereotypes in the procreative area casts doubt whether even a more robust notion of informed consent manages to overcome this risk.

Author(s): 
Alichniewicz, Anna
Michalowska, Monika
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
Journal Abbreviation: 
Med Health Care Philos
Publication Date: 
2014-02
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
123-129
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1572-8633
DOI: 
10.1007/s11019-013-9513-1
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24037462 PMCID: PMC3897863

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Anna Alichniewicz and Monika Michalowska. 2014-02. ""The angel of the house" in the realm of ART: feminist approach to oocyte and spare embryo donation for research." Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy 17: 1: 123-129. 10.1007/s11019-013-9513-1.

Wikipedia Citation

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