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Issues in Reproductive Med

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Advances in medical science give us an ever-increasing mastery of our "natural" reproductive processes. Technologies for controlling our fertility, diagnosing and treating the fetus, and allowing premature neonates to complete their development ex-utero challenge our traditional ideas of parenthood, family, and even personal identity. This course addresses a myriad of economic, sociocultural, ethical, and legal questions by the new reproductive technologies. The course is discussion-based, includes a semester-long project, and involves some technology applications.