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Running head: Bioethical Analysis 1
DESCRIPTION AND BIOETHICAL ANALYSIS
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Bioethical Analysis 2
Description and bioethical analysis of
Pre-implementation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is basically the genetic profiling of the embryos prior
to implantation or oocytes before fertilization. In a nutshell, it can be described as profiling of the
viability of embryos in the human body. This procedure ensures that selective abortion is
promoted as it makes sure that the unborn developing baby is free from any genetically
influenced conditions. The entire process of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis involves quality
control through karyotyping. This procedure raises a very strong and often conflicting opinion
more so from a social acceptability position, more so due to its unique eugenic implications.
Regardless of the ethical issues raised in regards to this diagnosis, it all narrows down to why it
is being conducted by the individuals involved.
Surrogate motherhood
Surrogate motherhood is a modern practice whereby a female carries and subsequently
bears a child on behalf of a couple that is unable to become pregnant and produce children. We
have two ways through which surrogate motherhood can be initiated; traditional surrogacy and
gestational surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother is fertilized or impregnated
through an artificially controlled insemination, with the male genes of the husband. Gestational
surrogacy involves the subjection of the sperm and ova through Vitro fertilization, and later on,
the resulting embryo is implanted into the surrogate mother. Some critics have described
surrogate motherhood as an intrinsic evil that ultimately denies the unborn child his or her real

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Running head: Bioethical Analysis 1 DESCRIPTION AND BIOETHICAL ANALYSIS Students Name Institution Name Course Bioethical Analysis 2 Description and bioethical analysis of Pre-implementation genetic diagnosis (PGD) Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is basically the genetic profiling of the embryos prior to implantation or oocytes before fertilization. In a nutshell, it can be described as profiling of the viability of embryos in the human body. This procedure ensures that selective abortion is promoted as it makes sure that the unborn developing baby is free from any genetically influenced conditions. The entire process of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis involves quality control through karyotyping. This procedure raises a very strong and often conflicting opinion more so from a social acceptability position, more so due to its unique eugenic implications. Regardless of the ethical issues raised in regards to this diagnosis, it all narrows down to why it is being conducted by the individuals involved. Surrogate motherhood Surrogate motherhood is a modern practice whereby a female carries and subsequently bears a child on behalf of a couple that is unable to become pregnant and produce children. We have two ways through which surrogate motherhood can be initiated; traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother is fertilized or impregnated through an artificially controlled insemination, with the male genes of the husban ...
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