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Ethical Criteria for Uterine Transplant Recipients & Donors in Clinical Practice

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Uterine transplants (UTx) are currently being researched as a method by which a woman with uterine factor infertility (UFI) can become pregnant and gestate her own genetically related child. Current criteria for ethically selecting UTx recipients and donors are limited. At its core, UTx is an organ donation being used as an assisted reproductive technology (ART), therefore this thesis will use the considerations and discussions surrounding organ donations and ARTs to inform an assessment of the current ethical criteria for receiving a UTx and the ethical criteria for donating one’s uterus. The discussions of organ donations and ARTs will also help in proposing and assessing potential additions to the criteria for both UTx candidates and donors in clinical practice and in addressing lingering questions involved in the ethical clinical use of UTx such as allocation of uteri and payment for the procedure.
subject
Uterine Factor Infertility
Uterine Transplant
UTx candidate
UTx donor
UTx ethics
UTx recipient
contributor
Horvat, Margaret Elizabeth (author)
Iltis, Ana (committee chair)
King, Nancy M.P. (committee member)
Robeson, Rich (committee member)
date
2019-01-11T09:35:17Z (accessioned)
2019-01-11T09:35:17Z (available)
2018 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/93052 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Ethical Criteria for Uterine Transplant Recipients & Donors in Clinical Practice
type
Thesis

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