Lesson 6:  Assisted Reproductive Finality (Lecture 9)

    1. What are the significant pressures that have influenced medical science to develop assisted reproductive technologies?
    2. What are the different types of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) currently available?
    3. Define the following:
      • a. Ovarian hyperstimulation
      • b. Homologous insemination
      • c. Heterologous insemination
      • d. In vivo fertilization
      • e. In vitro fertilization
      • f. Gamete intrafollopian transfer (GIFT)
      • g. Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)
      • h. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
      • i. Embryo micromanipulation
      • j. Assisted hatching
      • k. Traditional surrogacy
      • l. Gestational surrogacy
    4. What are the essential elements of the Catholic tradition regarding marriage that serve to guide the accomplishment of the reproductive finality?
    5. Within the Catholic tradition what is the sign that signifies the meaning of marriage. What is the sign that signifies and contains the reality of marriage? What is to be understood from these signs?
    6. What are the essential elements in the Catholic teaching on marriage from Casti connubii of Pope Pius XI to Familiaris consortio of Pope John Paul II?
    7. Read Directives 38-42 in Part Four, "Issues in Care for the Beginning of Life" of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. What guidelines are set down there for married couples in accomplishing the reproductive finality of marriage?
    8. What are the significant potential harms for offspring, for women, for the family, and for society in the use of ART processes?
    9. What social justice issues are pressing in the development and use of ART technologies?


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