Reproductive medicine and the concept of 'quality'

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Selection in reproductive medicine today relies on normative assessments of what ‘good life’ consists of. This paper explores the terms under which such assessments are made by focusing on three particular concepts of ‘quality’: quality of life, biological quality and population quality. It is suggested that the apparently conflicting hypes, hopes and fears that surround reproductive medicine can co-circulate because of the different forms of normative assessment that these concepts allow. To ensure clarity in bioethical deliberations about selection, it is necessary to highlight how these differing forms of assessment are mobilized and invoked in practices of and debates about reproductive medicine.
Udgivelsesdato: November
TidsskriftClinical Ethics
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)189-193
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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Paper id:: 10.1258/ce.2008.008033

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