The New Frontier in Ethics and Infertility: Reproductive Tissue Transplant, A Case Study of the U.S. and the U.K.
Valarie K. Blake
Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics, US
About Valarie K.
Valarie K. Blake received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her MA in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently a fellow and she studies issues of assisted reproductive technology, justice, and regulation.
The latest advancement in reproductive medicine - reproductive tissue transplant - has come onto the scene, bringing with it great possibilities for the treatment of infertility but even more questions and challenges about regulation and ethics. Reproductive tissue transplants may hold the key to treating certain types of infertility, like cancer-related infertility. However, they raise a fundamental question about whether the practice should be regulated as infertility treatment or transplant medicine and consequently, other issues set forth in these regulations like how to handle consent, how to distribute and allocate resources, and whether to permit payment of potential donors.
How to Cite:
Blake, V.K., 2011. The New Frontier in Ethics and Infertility: Reproductive Tissue Transplant, A Case Study of the U.S. and the U.K.. Amsterdam Law Forum, 3(1), pp.25–29. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.159
02 Feb 2011.