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Encyclopedia > Reproductive technology

Reproductive technology is a term for all current and anticipated uses of technology in human and animal reproduction, including: By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... Digimon, the only known animals. ... For other uses, see Reproduction (disambiguation) Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ...

Assisted reproduction or assisted reproductive technology (ART) is sometimes used as a term for fertility treatment using reproductive technology. Artificial insemination (AI) is when sperm is placed into a females uterus (intrauterine), or cervix (intracervical) using artificial means rather than by natural copulation. ... In the field of ectogenesis, an artificial womb is used to grow an embryo outside the body of a female. ... Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of something. ... Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of an existing, or previously existing, human being or clone tissue from that individual. ... Cryopreservation of plant shoots. ... A spermatozoon or spermatozoan ( spermatozoa), from the ancient Greek σπέρμα (seed) and (living being) and more commonly known as a sperm cell, is the haploid cell that is the male gamete. ... An oocyte or ovocyte is a female gametocyte or germ cell involved in reproduction. ... Categories: Biology stubs | Developmental biology ... Embryo transfer refers to a step in the life and times of in vitro fertilization (IVF) whereby one or several embryos are placed into the uterus of the female with the intent to establish a pregnancy. ... Germinal choice technology refers to a set of technologies that currently or that are expected to in the future allow parents to influence the genetic constitutions of their children. ... Growth hormone (GH) is a protein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates growth and cell reproduction. ... Fertility is a measure of reproduction: the number of children born per couple, person or population. ... In vitro fertilisation[1] (IVF) is a technique in which egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the womans womb. ... HI!!!!!!!!!! Oocyte is injected during ICSI Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an in vitro fertilization procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg; this procedure is most commonly used to overcome male infertility problems. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Asexual reproduction. ... In medicine and (clinical) genetics preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a method to test oocytes prior to fertilization or embryos before they are implanted in the uterus. ... PGD may refer to: Preimplantation genetic diagnosis PhpGmailDrive This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Reprogenetics is a term referring to the merging of reproductive and genetic technologies expected to happen in the near future as techniques like preimplantation genetic diagnosis become more available and more powerful. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) is an infertility treatment in which eggs are removed from a womans ovaries, and placed in one of the fallopian tubes, along with the mans sperm. ... giFT stands for giFT: Internet File Transfer. ... Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is a general term that some biology students have to research. ... Infertility is the inability to naturally conceive a child or to carry a pregnancy to full term. ...

Contraception may also be viewed as a form of reproductive technology, as it enables people to control their fertility.

Many issues of reproductive technology have led to bioethical issues being raised, since it often alters the assumptions that lie behind existing systems of sexual and reproductive morality. Bioethics are the ethics of biological science and medicine. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World was one of the earliest works to anticipate the possible social consequences of reproductive technology. Its largely negative view was reversed when the author revisited the same themes in his utopian final novel, Island, 1962. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Brave New World is a dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1932. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...

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Reproductive Technologies (965 words)
They also argue that the use of such technologies entrenches the mindset by which human manipulation of the natural environment is accepted, justifying environmental degradation and maintaining the incorrect assumption that humans are not interrelated with nature.
She argues that there is no general right to reproductive technology because it is not available to all people, because access to it is not ensured by contract, and because reproduction is not a basic element of survival.
Other arguments include a description of the many risks of reproductive technology for the woman and her child, a description of how it hurts women as a gender because it stigmatizes women who can't bear children.
BCCLA Position Paper: On reproductive technologies, 1996 (4893 words)
While the report considers the impact of these technologies on many different groups, it emphasises the impact of these technologies on women, because women’s lives are more intimately involved in reproduction than are men’s, and their reproductive capacities profoundly affect attitudes towards women’s role in society as a whole.
First, though it raises objections to some aspects of the new technology on the ground that it will reinforce the tendency to equate women with their reproductive capacities, the report itself inadvertently supports this equation by arguing that women’s dignity depends upon the dignity accorded the reproductive process itself.
First, and one for which we commend the Commission, is its forceful recommendation that the technology should be available equally to hetero and homosexuals, to married and unmarried women and to the normal and the physically disabled, and to its objection to any standard of fitness being requisite for access to artificial insemination.
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