Friday, December 2, 2011

Morgan: Medical Ethics at Large: Infertility in Chinese and Western Medicine

Infertility has been an issue for women for centuries, but in 2011 we are seeing more cases than ever before. Long ago, if you were incapable of conceiving, you were considered “broken”. Today women still experience the same level of distress and low self esteem if they cannot conceive as well, but it is so much more common, that women are less ostracized from society than before. In 2011, infertility rates have climbed for both men and women to all time highs since 2002 to 7.3 million cases (www.allhealthmatter.com). The statistical reading is based upon couples trying without birth control for one year with no success or the inability of the woman to carry the fetus, resulting in miscarriages. [read]