Sunday, July 20, 2014

What Do Artificial Wombs Mean for Women?

J.B.S. Haldane, a British scientist, who predicted that by 2074 live human births would make up less than 30 percent of all births, first coined the term ectogenesis in 1924. His prediction was ambitious, but not unrealistic. Despite the sci-fi horrors evoked by “artificial wombs,” this isn’t the stuff of dark dystopias. It is a partially realized, life-saving technology.

Since the 1920s, researchers have seen the development of artificial wombs as a final goal of assisted reproductive technologies.

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