The Cross-Border Trade in Human Eggs: An Ethical Conundrum

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MACK 225


By Dr. Monique Deveaux, Canada Research Chair in Ethics & Global Social Change.

There is a growing commercial industry worldwide for human eggs, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Is this global industry ethically and politically unjust, as many claim is true of commercial reproductive surrogacy? Or is it - or could it be made to be - a morally acceptable enterprise? This talk maps out some of the issues relevant to this question, especially from the vantage point of global justice.

Sponsored by 'Initiatives in Global Justice', and the Canada Research Chair in Ethics & Global Social Change. For details, contact Monique Deveaux, Dept. of Philosophy (email address).

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