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Research Priorities and the Future of Pregnancy

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The term “ectogenesis” has been around for about a century now, and it is generally understood as the development of embryos and fetuses outside a uterus. In this sense, all in vitro fertilization (IVF) is ectogenesis, but in vitro development can only proceed to a certain point, at which time human embryos are then either implanted in the attempt to achieve a pregnancy, frozen for that use in the future, used in research, or discarded.

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T. Takala Human before sex? Ectogenesis as a way to equality. In: F Simonstein , ed. Reprogen-Ethics and the Future of Gender. Dordrecht: Springer; 2009:187–95.

CJ. Heffner Advanced maternal age. How old is too old? New England Journal of Medicine 2004;351:1927–9.

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Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
  • ISSN: 0963-1801
  • EISSN: 1469-2147
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