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April 6 - 7, 2017
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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The use of assisted reproductive technologies raises far-reaching ethical and legal implications, yet there is little regulatory oversight of these medical procedures in the United States. In a field marked by rapid technological innovation, policy makers, physician-scientists, and those seeking infertility treatment must navigate questions related to conception in a landscape of shifting cultural norms and ideological divisions.

The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics’ Annual Bioethics Conference convenes experts from education, medicine, law, and other key stakeholders to frame and discuss the ethical implications of both current and developing reproductive technologies.

Presentation topics

  • Access to Reproductive Technology

  • Criminalization of Reproductive Choice

  • How Loud is the Ticking Clock? Egg Freezing and Younger Women

  • The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

  • Sex Selection as a Gateway to Gene Editing

  • Egg Donation and Payments

  • Uterine Transplants

  • Gene Editing

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This event is open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register now!

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Learn more about confirmed speakers and conference logistics on the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics website.

Cosponsored by the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund at Harvard University.


bioethics   biotechnology   criminal law   doctor-patient relationship   genetics   health law policy   human tissue   reproductive technologies