Childhood Obesity Crtical Literature Review Dissertation Essay

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Issues around IVF

This assignment with focus on IVF and will than define the term IVF. It will follow on looking at issues around IVF. It will also briefly touch catholic debates on IVF and the feminist view on IVF. Furthermore it will define utilitarianism and link it to IVF. Thus it will look at Kant’s theory and how that relates to IVF.

There are some women who can’t get pregnant and have to go through In vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to have a baby. IVF involves an egg cell that being removed from the women’s ovaries which is then fertilised with a sperm. In order to see whether the embryo is develops a record is kept once it is place in the women’s womb. However as it’s not something guaranteed a 100 per cent and it
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Furthermore there are religious debates around IVF and one of the made debates comes from the views and opinions of some Catholics. Some Catholics believe that IVF takes away the idea of marriage. “You created every part of me; you put me together in my mother’s womb. … when my bones were being formed, carefully put together in my mother’s womb, when I was growing there in secret, you knew that I was there—you saw the before I was born" (A.Dyson, 1995: P-90). The Catholics believe that medicine is an interference of natural outcomes and that babies are a gift not something which should be produced.

From a religious point of view “the catholic requirement of conjugal sex for conception and conferring personhood at fertilization results in a resounding no to all IVF technologies” (F. Mahmoud, 2010: P-49). On the other hand Muslims and Jews seem to accept IVF, whereas Hinduism and Buddhism believe that normal pregnancy should happen between a man and a woman naturally conceiving a child. Some religions see donation of an embryo as a blessing.

According to F. Mahmoud (2010) making the performance of an embryo reduction an ethical issue “most ethics concur on the permissibility of embryo reduction on the grounds of the utilitarian argument that it is the lesser of two evils and it is better to save some

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