Treatment: An Overview
brings up ethical dilemmas that have yet to be addressed through policy.
Many of the issues raised have not been addressed by legislation because
of the relatively recent rise of reproductive technology and the difficulty
of regulating such sensitive and controversial issues. Questions
such as what to do with cryopreserved embryos or how many fetuses to implant
during assisted reproduction procedures are spurred by the development
of technologies created to assist humans in reproduction. However,
these developments are a prime example of a common theme in American health
policy -- we as humans are creating technology at a rate that far surpasses
our ability to develop rules that address the ethical dilemmas associated
with them. Our lack of policy in this area also affects accessiblity
of the treatment.
addresses the bilogical aspects of assisted reproductive technology, the
ethical dilemmas that arise through the implementation of treatment, and
the policy or lack thereof that addresses these questions. We hope
to use this website as a means to inspire discussion and suggest where
we go from here in terms of assisted reproduction in America.
do we Obtain Treatment?
are the Implications of This?
Additional Information Do We Need?