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Revista de humanidades de Valparaíso

Print version ISSN 0719-4234On-line version ISSN 0719-4242


MARSHALL, Pablo. Genetic preimplantation selection before the critic of the social model of disability. Rev. humanid. Valpso. [online]. 2021, n.18, pp.133-149.  Epub Dec 01, 2021. ISSN 0719-4234.

This article analyzes the main reasons offered by the literature in relation to the question of whether pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and selection should be allowed in the context of assisted reproduction techniques to avoid the birth of children with disabilities. The bioethical literature faces a challenge from the disability discourse. When the oppressive social dimension of disability is taken into account, it results in a series of questions that could challenge the most settled conclusions of the bioethical debate. However, the social model has not been without criticism and one of them, the underestimation of the importance of biological traits origin against a disability of social origin, resonates particularly in the debate on preimplantation genetic selection.

Keywords : Disability; genetic selection; reproductive autonomy; social model of disability.

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