The Pros And Cons Of Human Reproduction

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Reproduction is an important function for the survival of all living things. Some species reproduce asexually and other species reproduce sexually. Human reproduction, however, involves sexual intercourse between a man and a woman. For many years humans were only able to procreate through sexual intercourse; although with the recent advancements in medicine and technology, humans are now able to conceive a child in other ways. Those who cannot or who do not want to conceive through sexual intercourse have options to conceive a child through IVF (In vitro fertilization) or AI/ IUI (artificial/intrauterine insemination). IVF is a procedure in which a female’s eggs are extracted and fertilized with sperm in a lab. When the fertilized eggs have developed into embryos, it is implanted in the uterus. AI/IUI is a procedure in which sperm from a donor or partner is directly inserted into the uterus through a catheter. These alternatives to become pregnant were considered “unnatural” and “outlandish”, because of the engagement of the newly assisted technology and the lack of human intimacy. Today the methods are widely accepted by most of society and are commonly used. Yet, questions were raised when Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal to be cloned. It begged the question whether if it was possible to clone humans, and if be morally right to have human cloning as another means of reproduction. We will explore the complexity of human cloning in the case of a 34-year-old

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