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Reproductive Technology In Brave New World

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Through differences and similarities Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, shows the future for reproductive technologies. While this novel was written in the 1930’s, the ideas used in the book are actually used in the modern world. Reproductive technologies are used to treat infertility and increase reproduction in different ways and some are used as contraceptives. Through the use of modern reproductive technologies Huxley gives a more controversial view about the use them, some of the few that brought attention were the use of contraceptive pills, test-tube babies, and the process of in vitro fertilization. Even though contraceptive processes have been around since the 1500’s, the first birth control pill came out in the 1950’s. Birth…show more content…
In vitro fertilization is the process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside of the body and then the embryo or embryos are then transferred to the uterus. This process has been used since the 1970’s and doctors keep finding ways to improve it. People worldwide have a very divided opinions about the use of IVF. Some see it as an opportunity to have a family and being able to have kids at an age where they feel comfortable enough, instead of having kids at an early age because of the risks that they would have if they wait. Women also have a better chance of getting their preferred job position if they know that they do not have to decide between a healthy baby or their job. While some people belief that by using IVF the people are destroying the natural cycle of life. They belief that a baby should be born through a natural process and that by using IVF the people are “playing God”. They also argue that IVF “dehumanize women and reduce them to empty vessels waiting to be filled with babies for the benefit of men” (Farris Naff 19). They believe that women go through the process of IVF because they want to satisfy their partner instead of themselves.Even though, IVF can be convenient for women, it is known that IVF can have some bad outcomes to some. Some women have complications after starting their IVF process, “one of the major complications we
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