Science AMA Series: Hi, I’m Tom Ekman, J.D., M.Ed., and co-author of the
forthcoming book ‘Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the
Rights of the Child’ from Yale University Press. Ask me anything!
Millions of children have been born in the United States with the help
of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, much to the delight of their
parents. But alarmingly, scarce attention has been paid to the lax
regulations that have made the U.S. a major fertility tourism
destination. And without clear protections, the unique rights and needs
of the children of assisted reproduction are often ignored. Babies of
Technology, hardcover out April 4th from Yale University Press, is the
first to consider the voice of the child in discussions about regulating
the fertility industry. The controversies are many. Donor anonymity is
preventing millions of children from knowing their genetic origins.
Fertility clinics are marketing genetically enhanced babies. Career
women are saving their eggs for later in life. And Third World women are
renting their wombs to the rich. Meanwhile, the unregulated fertility
market charges forward as a multi-billion-dollar industry. Who will
protect our babies of technology? Ask me about that, or anything.
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