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Romanis has written another interesting and important paper on reproductive ethics entitled assisted gestative technologies (AGTs).1 In this short commentary, I continue the discussion on the question of who should have access to AGTs. This commentary should not be understood as a critical reply but as a friendly extension of one of the paper’s themes. I am not trying to solve the question of who should have access to these technologies but I put forth some groundwork for future work.
Romanis calls AGTs new technologies that allow people to undertake gestation involving technological intervention—or to have another person or a device perform the reproductive and gestational labour on their behalf. People using AGTs might or might not use their own genetic material for reproduction. Romanis argues that these AGTs—such as uterus transplantation or artificial wombs—collectively raise ethical, legal and social issues that are distinct for example from assisted conception.
One important question related to AGTs is who should have access to such technologies. This is crucial especially …
Funding This work was funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF144).
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
↵I am not saying that there currently are not severe health disparities in pregnancy outcomes.
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