Friday, February 15, 2008

Yes or No to In Vitro?

The Women's Bioethics Project recently had the opportunity to work with web TV hosts and producers Whitney Keyes and Wyatt Bardouille.  They interviewed one of our book club non-fiction authors, Beth Kohl, about her personal experience with assisted reproductive technologies.  With engaging humor and wit, Whitney, Wyatt and Beth explore the reality of the ART process as well as some of the ethical implications.  Sometimes we get lost in the complexity of ethical debates and forget that these issues affect real people with real stories. Narrative matters.
You can watch the segment "Yes or No to In Vitro?" here.  

1 comment:

Bea said...

I think it's important to note that a lot of the risks/ethical dilemmas she's talking about are unique to countries where IVF is unregulated.

I nearly fainted when she started talking about 6 embryos and selective reduction. That sort of thing isn't part of the process of IVF in places like Australia where IVF is properly funded and regulated - safer for mothers, safer for babies, more ethical for all.