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On new reproductive technologies and family ethics: pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for sibling donor in Israel and Germany.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17669568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper discusses the policy debate and ethical discussion surrounding pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for sibling donor (SD) in Germany and Israel. Based on an analysis of the regulations and ethical discourse concerning a unique form of new reproductive technology (NRT)--PGD for SD--we complement the scholarly discussion of NRTs in these countries, by pointing to an explanatory factor that has been so far neglected, namely the hegemonic notions regarding the ideal relationship between the generations, and the mutual obligations between different family members in Germany and Israel. We argue the fact that PGD (in general) and PGD for SD (in particular) have been banned in Germany, but were endorsed without hesitation in Israel, has to do with different perceptions of family ethics within the two societies. Furthermore, we argue that this factor contributes significantly to the more general understanding of German and Israeli policies regarding NRTs.
Authors:
Yael Hashiloni-Dolev; Shiri Shkedi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0277-9536     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2008-02-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2081-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, Rabenu Yeruham 14, Yaffo, 68114, Israel. hashi@post.tau.ac.il
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Family*
Genetic Diseases, Inborn / diagnosis,  genetics*
Germany
Humans
Israel
Preimplantation Diagnosis / ethics*
Reproductive Techniques / legislation & jurisprudence*
Siblings*
Tissue Donors / ethics*

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