Sokratisk aften: Should we use brain dead women as surrogate mothers?

Foredragsholder: Anna Smajdor, førsteamanuensis i filosofi ved IFIKK, UiO; tidligere foreleser i etikk ved University of East Anglia

Tittel: Should we use brain dead women as surrogate mothers?

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Foredragsholder: Anna Smajdor, associate professor in philosophy at IFIKK, UiO; previously lecturer in ethics at the University of East Anglia

Tittel: Should we use brain dead women as surrogate mothers?

Abstract: Womb transplants are a recent innovation in medicine. However, they raise difficult ethical questions because – unlike other transplants – they are not life-saving, and the medical risks they entail are significant. Recipients of donated wombs are at risk not only from the surgery itself, but subsequently from pregnancy and birth. I will consider whether pregnancy and birth themselves should be treated as medical problems, and explore a potential solution: the use of brain dead women as surrogates. This may appear unethical; however, the procedures required are commonly used in other areas of medical practice, where they do not raise ethical concerns.

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Publisert 5. nov. 2016 14:14 - Sist endret 13. feb. 2017 16:27