REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

RUTH MACKLIN

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Abstract

Are there any ethical concerns about reproductive technologies that are specific or unique to developing countries? Three ethical concerns often mentioned specifically in regard to developing countries are (1), the “overpopulation argument”; (2) the limited resources argument; and (3) the ethical problem of poorly trained practitioners offering their services to unsuspecting and uninformed infertile individuals or couples. Each argument is explored in some detail, with the conclusion that ethical problems do, in fact, exist but are not unique to developing countries. Nevertheless, the difficulties relating to reproductive technologies are likely to be greater in developing countries than in developed ones because of limited resources and a larger number of poor people residing there.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-282
Number of pages7
JournalBioethics
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy

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