Shahed University

The cultural, ethical and religious challenges of society related to assisted reproductive techniques

Kobra Shojaie.Ashraf Pirasteh.Zahra Jouhari.مسعود شهبازی

URL :   http://research.shahed.ac.ir/WSR/WebPages/Report/PaperView.aspx?PaperID=84528
Date :  2017/12/18
Publish in :    اولين کنگره بين المللي زيست پزشکي

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The cultural, ethical and religious challenges of society related to assisted reproductive techniques Kobra Khajavi Shojaie1*, Ashrsf Pirasteh2, Zahra Johari2, Masoud Shahbazi3 1. * Academic Instructor, MSc of Midwifery, Health mother and child, Department of health and social medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran. 2. Assistant Professor, PhD of health Education, Department of health and social medicine, Faculty of medicine, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran. 3. Master of Intellectual Property Law, faculty of law and Political Science, University of Tehran, Iran. Introduction: Infertility is a worldwide problem of high prevalence of reproductive health. Significant advances in assisted reproductive techniques have been achieved since the second half of the 20th century. But religion, culture and ethics with these techniques have many challenges to different societies. In this study, the adaptation of assisted reproductive techniques to ethics, culture and religion, society was studied from the point of view of the people. Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey that was conducted in 2016. The participants included 160 people when received the questionnaire. Results: In this study, the majority of participants (54.7) were neutral abut adaptation of sperm donation to ethics, culture and religion, society. Also, 54.7 were neutral about the compatibility of embryo donation with ethics, culture and religion, society. Half of the participants, about the compatibility of egg donation and surrogacy with culture, religion and ethics of society, had no comment. (54) and (48.7) Respectively. Conclusion: The results of the study showed that half of the participants did not comment on the compatibility of these technologies with the culture, religion and moral of society. So we do not have a challenge with people right now. Therefore, education and awareness of people are important and legislated this regard are very important. Key words: Infertility, assisted reproductive techniques, Civil Rights, Attitude, Pregnancy.

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