The fetal patient and the future of prenatal medicine: a philosophical and ethical inquiry

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2021 - 2021 (stopped)

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Abstract

Recent and expected technological developments in prenatal medicine raise new ethical challenges. The facilitation of in utero treatment because of advances in fetal therapy and artificial womb technology entail a panoply of normative questions about moral obligations to treat the fetus as a patient and how this relates to maternal autonomy. This project aims to contribute to this upcoming debate.

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