The Commodification of Human Reproductive Materials
Resnik, David B.
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1998 Dec; 24(6): 388-393.
This essay develops a framework for thinking about the moral basis for the commodification of human reproductive materials. It argues that selling and buying gametes and genes is morally acceptable although there should not be a market for zygotes, embryos, or genomes. Also a market in gametes and genes should be regulated in order to address concerns about the adverse social consequences of commodification.
Autonomy; Body Parts and Fluids; Cells; Commodification; Donors; Embryos; Fetuses; Genes; Genetic Materials; Germ Cells; Gametes; Human Body; Moral Policy; Ovum; Patents; Personhood; Property Rights; Property; Regulation; Remuneration; Reproductive Technologies; Rights; Semen Donors; Tissue Donation; Zygotes;
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