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IVF

Synopsis
It is estimated that 3 million people worldwide have been conceived via in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Having this still relatively recent technology has led us to question who ‘deserves’ it, and the extent to which an embryo should be engineered. Some parents-to-be use IVF to avoid potential hereditary diseases or to select children to be suitable as donors (bone marrow, kidney) for older siblings, yet should parents be allowed to choose things like sex, hair and eye colour? Should IVF be free, and if so, should it be free for everyone? These issues are not dealt with by individual ethics committees but are instead decided by the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority). This government organisation inspects and regulates fertility clinics in the UK. This video investigates the range of issues surrounding IVF treatment, considering both religious and moral perspectives, alongside the current legislation and practice in Britain.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Medical sciences; Philosophy; Religious studies
Keywords
ethical issues; in vitro fertilisation; legal issues; medical ethics; religious belief and practice; reproduction (biological)

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
20 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
Classroom Video ceased trading in January 2015. Some of their assets including the streaming platform and our curriculum content have been acquired by ClickView. Around 160 DVD titles are available (or will be made available) through Boulton-Hawker.

Distributor

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
NB Classroom Video ceased trading in January 2015. Potential customers are directed to DVD sales enquiries are directed to sales@boultonhawker.co.uk and are asked to note that not all third party, or proprietary content which includes videos produced by VEA, Classroom Video, Online Classroom and Training Point will be available from Boulton Hawker. Streaming customers are asked to be aware that: All current licences will remain active for the duration of their license period (including embed links and clips that you have created) No streaming licence can be renewed after the existing license period has lapsed Classroom Video’s parent company VEA will manage existing streaming licences from a technical and administrative perspective. For all enquiries please contact support@vea.com.au

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