This free online six-week course will help you understand the choices that surround assisted reproduction and explore the challenges posed by reproductive technology.
It takes as its starting point a person or couple who want to make a baby but can’t, due to their infertility, advanced age, sexuality or lack of partner.
It will look at human reproduction in an age where reproductive technology is becoming the norm and will explore the social, ethical and legal challenges that currently confront us.
Anyone deciding to use reproductive technology to help them in their quest to have biological offspring is confronted with a vast array of choices and dilemmas.
This course will consider a number of these, including:
All of these issues pose urgent ethical challenges. But who decides what’s right or wrong? Who is potentially harmed? And how is this changing our society?
The course is for anyone with an interest in reproductive technology, including:
No prior knowledge is necessary.