alexa The ethics of nonmedical sex selection.


Journal of Clinical & Medical Genomics

Author(s): Strange H

Abstract Share this page

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that there are significant ethical problems with nonmedical sex selection, and that prohibitive legislation is justified. The central argument put forward is that nonmedical sex selection is a sexist practice which promotes socially restrictive conceptions of sex, gender and family. Several steps are taken to justify this position: background information on technology and legislation is provided, the neoliberal position that is supportive of nonmedical sex selection is described, and preliminary reasons for rejecting this approach are given. A detailed description of how a harm/benefit based analysis contributes to the argument against nonmedical sex selection, and how it successfully counters most criticism, is provided. The paper concludes by suggesting that virtue ethics further strengthens the moral argument against nonmedical sex selection

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Open Access
This article was published in Health Care Anal. and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Medical Genomics

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 3rd World Congress on Human Genetics
    August 14-15, 2017 Edinburgh, Scotland
  • International Conference on Clinical and Medical Genetics
    September 21-22, 2017 Toronto, Canada
  • International Conference on Genetic Counseling and Genomic Medicine
    February 12-13, 2018 Madrid, Spain

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version