First Event KCL Ethics Series, Nov 25th: The futures of reproduction: Where do we draw the line?

When: Tuesday 25 November, 2014, 18:45-20:45

Where: Anatomy Lecture Theatre, K6.29, King’s Building, Strand Campus

Reproductive technologies are developing and changing the lives of millions across the globe. This has given rise to a myriad of reproductive choices; contraceptive methods have dramatically transformed women’s reproductive rights, the introduction of IVF has provided childless couples with the opportunity and right to a biological child and now pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is allowing couples to screen embryos for genetic disorders.

But what ethical framework is supporting these developments? What are the social and legal implications? And where exactly do we draw the line?

In this discussion we will hear from leading King’s academics, including

Professor Bronwyn Parry

Professor Bronwyn Parry

Professor Bronwyn Parry, Professor in Social Science, Health & Medicine and Professor Rosamund Scott, Professor of Medical Law and Ethics, who will draw on current research from across the College to explore the potential exploitation of these new technologies, the importance of reproductive autonomy and the consideration of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) as a global industry.

This is an event organised by KCL Alumni Office and open to Alumni. If you would like to attend contact

Spaces have been reserved for the students of the MA in Bioethics & Society.

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