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Postmenopausal Motherhood Reloaded: Advanced Age and In Vitro Derived Gametes
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2015 (English)In: Hypatia, ISSN 0887-5367, E-ISSN 1527-2001, Vol. 30, no 2, 386-402 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we look at the implications of a prospective emerging technology for the case in favor of, or against, postmenopausal motherhood. Technologies such as in vitro derived gametes (sperm and eggs derived from non-reproductive cells) have the potential to influence the ways in which reproductive medicine is practiced, and will bring new dimensions to debates in this area. We explain what in vitro derived gametes are and how their development may impact on the case of postmenopausal motherhood. We briefly review some of the concerns that postmenopausal motherhood has raised – and the implications that the successful development, and use in reproduction, of artificial gametes might have for such concerns. The concerns addressed include arguments from nature, risks and efficacy, reduced energy of the mother, and maternal life expectancy. We also consider whether the use of in vitro derived gametes to facilitate postmenopausal motherhood would contribute to reinforcing a narrow geneticized account of reproduction and a pro-reproductive culture that encourages women to produce genetically related offspring at all costs. 

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2015. Vol. 30, no 2, 386-402 p.
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postmenopausal motherhood, postponed motherhood, parenting, reproductive ethics, in vitro derived gametes, ageism, assisted reproductive technologies, fertility treatment, gender equality
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Ethics Philosophy Medical Ethics Gender Studies
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Ethics; genusvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-93450DOI: 10.1111/hypa.12151ISI: 000353405900005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-93450DiVA: diva2:749057
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Swedish Research Council, 421-2013-1306
Available from: 2014-09-23 Created: 2014-09-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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