Battle for Reproductive Choice

Modern biomedical technology allows us unprecedented levels of control over reproduction. Pre-implantation genetic screening holds out the promise of healthy babies; contraception and abortion allow women to juggle career and family, while infertility treatment offers hope to couples let down by nature. Some though, worry that we should not be playing God or that there are already too many people in the world, and call for regulation. Can people be trusted to make the ‘right choices’? Should it be left to them and their clinicians, or is there a role for official bodies to help them make their choices?

Saturday 31 October 2009

10.30am to 12.00pm Lecture Theatre 1
Frankenstein's Daughters: from science fiction to science fact?

Saturday 31 October 2009

1.30pm to 3.00pm Lecture Theatre 1
Whose Right to Choose? Choice, ethics and regulation in 21st-century reproduction

Saturday 31 October 2009

3.30pm to 5.00pm Lecture Theatre 1
Three’s a crowd? The battle over population and reproduction

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Academy of Ideas