IVF, Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis, embryo technology and stem cell research. These issues are explored through a series of case studies.
What We Cover
- In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
- Impacts on attitudes to disability
- Embryo experimentation
- “Saviour siblings”
- What makes a human being
- Human rights
- Genetic engineering
Our Designer Babies & Reproductive Technologies presentation is designed for Year 10 up to sixth-form and young adult groups. We can tailor the material depending on the audience.
We can speak to year groups or to any class size. A typical presentation will last 50-60 minutes (usually a single lesson).
Our aim is to enable audience members to:
- understand the moral and practical issues involved in the increasing use of reproductive technologies
- gain knowledge of current practices towards ‘designer babies’ and how this reflects attitudes towards the unborn and the disabled
- be inspired by our intrinsic worth and dignity which comes simply from being a human being
- Another offshoot of ours is Life FertilityCare, which helps couples struggling with infertility. We therefore have a good understanding of the moral and practical issues raised by different kinds of fertility treatments.
- The FertilityCare team is fully trained and accredited by FertilityCare and NaProTechnology® programmes to help clients conceive naturally. In total, nearly 200 babies have been born through this programme.
- In the past five years we have responded to six government consultations, three of which (abortion for disability, three-parent embryos, and prenatal screening) directly relate to reproductive technologies.