Reproduction

Over the years, the Asian Bioethics Review (ABR) has discussed various bioethical aspects of human reproduction. We have collected a number of these articles on this webpage, which currently lists our articles published in Volumes 12 to 14 (2020-2022). We will keep this page up-to-date with our most recent publications, as well as gradually add our older articles on this topic.


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Original Article – Free Access via PMC
Non-Commercial Surrogacy in Thailand: Ethical, Legal, Social Implications in Local and Global Context
Yuri Hibino
June 2020 – 12(2): 135-147 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00126-2

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
Post-Mortem Reproduction from the Vietnamese Perspective – An Analysis and Comments
Hai Thanh Doan, Diep Thi Phuong Doan, and Nguyen Kim The Duong
September 2020 – 12(3): 257-288 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00137-z

Editorial – Free Access
Social Sciences, Bioethics and the Question of Population
Anindita Majumdar, Paro Mishra, and Ravinder Kaur
March 2021 – 13(1): 1-5 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00162-y

Original Article – Free Access
Changing Fertility Landscapes: Exploring the Reproductive Routes and Choices of Fertility Patients from China for Assisted Reproduction in Russia
Christina Weis
March 2021 – 13(1): 7-22 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00156-w

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
Figuring India and China in the Constitution of Globally Stratified Sex Selection
Rajani Bhatia
March 2021 – 13(1): 23-37 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00160-0

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
Ageing and Reproductive Decline in Assisted Reproductive Technologies in India: Mapping the ‘Management’ of Eggs and Wombs
Anindita Majumdar
March 2021 – 13(1): 39-55 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00161-z

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
“You are not Young anymore!”: Gender, Age and the Politics of Reproduction in Post-reform China
Xiaorong Gu
March 2021 – 13(1): 57-76 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00157-9

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
Reproductive Technologies, Care-Crisis and Inter-generational Relations in North India: Towards a Local Ethics of Care
Paro Mishra
March 2021 – 13(1): 91-109 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00158-8

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
The Gendered Biopolitics of Sex Selection in India: Increasing the ‘Bio-value’ of Daughters
Ravinder Kaur, and Taanya Kapoor
March 2021 – 13(1): 111-127 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00159-7

Original Paper – Free2Read
Conception of Saviour Siblings: Ethical Perceptions of Selected Stakeholders in Malaysia
Chee Ying Kuek, Sharon Kaur a/p Gurmukh Singh, and Pek San Tay
June 2021 – 13(2): 167-178 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00166-2
Free Access from 1 June 2022 via PMC8079567

Original Article – Free2Read
Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques, the Non-Identity Problem, and Genetic Parenthood
William Simkulet
September 2021 – 13(3): 317-334 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00176-0
Free Access from 1 September 2022 via PMC8245604

Original Article – Free Access
The Moral Significance of Abortion Inconsistency Arguments
William Simkulet
January 2022 – 14(1): 41-56 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00189-9

Letter to the Editor – Free2Read
Legal abortion limit raised up to 24 weeks of gestation for substantial foetal anomalies or for rape victims: a welcome step for women and health providers in India
Rashmi Bagga, Ranjana Singh, Yogender Bansal, Tulika Singh, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Ruchita Shah, Anupriya Kaur, Shefali K. Sharma, Prema Menon, Manoj Goyal, Himanshu Gupta, Nandita Kakkar, Sahajal Dhooria, and Anil Kumar Gupta
January 2022 – 14(1): 5-8 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00188-w
Free Access from 1 January 2023 via PMC8636541

Original Article – Free2Read
The Medicalisation of the Female Body and Motherhood: Some Biological and Existential Reflections
Zairu Nisha
January 2022 – 14(1): 25-40 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00185-z
Free Access from 1 January 2023 via PMC8636540

Original Article – Free2Read
An Islamic bioethics framework to justify the at-risk adolescents’ regulations on access to key reproductive health services
Forouzan Akrami, Alireza Zali, and Mahmoud Abbasi
July 2022 – 14(3): – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00200-3
Free Access from 1 July 2023 via PMC

Original Article – Free2Read
Negotiating “Surrogate Mothering” and Women’s Freedom
Zairu Nisha
July 2022 – 14(3): – doi: 10.1007/s41649-022-00205-6
Free Access from 1 July 2023 via PMC