The rise of assisted reproductive technologies poses important questions related to the status of the embryo, the point at which life begins, and how these technologies impact existing notions of family and parenthood. These articles will explore such key questions and related areas of sexual and reproductive ethics.
Questions addressed in this series include:
Is it a ‘right’ to have a child?
Can artificial methods of fertilization be used to have children, such as IVF or ICSI?
How do Muslims view surrogacy and sperm banks?
Is circumcision encouraged in Islam? What is the difference between female and male circumcision? What about Female Genital Mutilation?
How is consanguinity viewed within Islam?
How should Muslims treat patients with HIV/AIDS?
Is it acceptable to genetically engineer a human embryo for research purposes?
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