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How Medical Advances Affect Modern Pursuit Of Parenthood

An upcoming conversation examines how IVF and other reproductive technologies are changing our approach to parenthood.


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Advances in reproductive technology are changing how people can have children, creating opportunities for those who wouldn't be able to be parents otherwise. But this modern pursuit of parenthood isn't without its risks.

Claire Horner is leading an upcoming conversation about these issues. She's an assistant professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine.

The lecture, called Million Dollar Baby: Surrogacy Contracts, Reproductive Technologies and the Changing Face of Parenthood, takes place Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

In the audio above, we talk with Horner about the for-profit fertility business and the ethically complicated pitfalls inherent to the market.