Reproductive Technologies

We live in the future. Advancements in reproductive technologies and accessibility to them is not always what we imagine. What can we imagine? Exploring connections between contraception, ethics, queer theory, kinship, and family, we will discover new ideas and new challenges to building and creating family and humans. An examination into uterus donation, surrogacy, contraception, in vitro fertilization, embryo transfer, reprogenetics, and cloning will be discussed.

Learning Objective

Participants will examine and discuss advancements in reproduction that have manifested through technology.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define reproductive technologies
  • Name three historical and emerging advancements in reproductive technology
  • List examples of challenges to reproductive technologies
  • Discuss ethics and impacts of reproductive technologies for a variety of communities