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dc.contributor.authorKerridge, I.en
dc.contributor.authorJordens, C.en
dc.contributor.authorBenson, R.en
dc.contributor.authorClifford, R.en
dc.contributor.authorAnkeny, R.en
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationClinical Ethics, 2010; 5(1):35-45en
dc.identifier.issn1477-7509en
dc.identifier.issn1758-101Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/63853-
dc.description.abstractThe success of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) worldwide has led to an accumulation of frozen embryos that are surplus to the reproductive needs of those for whom they were created. In these situations, couples must decide whether to discard them or donate them for scientific research or for use by other infertile couples. While legislation and regulation may limit the decisions that couples make, their decisions are often shaped by their religious beliefs. Unfortunately, health professionals, scientists and policy-makers are often unaware of the way in which faith traditions view ART and decisions concerning the ‘fate’ of surplus embryos. In this paper scholars representing six major religious traditions provide a commentary on a hypothetical case concerning the donation or destruction of excess ART embryos. These commentaries provide a rich account of religious perspectives on the status of the human embryo and an insight into the relevance of faith to health and policy decisions, particularly in reproductive medicine, ART and embryo research.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityIan H Kerridge, Christopher F C Jordens, Rod Benson, Ross Clifford and Rachel A Ankeny with commentaries by Damien Keown, Bernadette Tobin, Swasti Bhattacharyya, Abdulaziz Sachedina, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann and Brian Edgaren
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Medicine Press Ltden
dc.rights© 2010 Royal Society of Medicine Pressen
dc.titleReligious perspectives on embaryo donation and researchen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020105563en
dc.identifier.doi10.1258/ce.2009.009046en
dc.identifier.pubid31128-
pubs.library.collectionHistory publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidAnkeny, R. [0000-0002-1547-6031]en
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