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Explain Christian and Islamic Attitudes to Infertility Treatments

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Explain Christian and Islamic Attitudes to Infertility Treatments Most non-religious people are for artificial insemination but many religious people believe it is a sin and is against god, or against the will of god or Allah. The most common belief it is 'not natural', as it is not part of a man-woman sex act. Many Christians believe that god intended a man and woman to have sex to produce a baby. ...read more.


.( Catechism of the catholic church)Eg. To not know a donor is used Considering all this some religious people see having a baby as a right and encourage artificial means of conception, they think having a baby as a joy to a couple. In Muslim culture there are many illegal forms or conception due to Shari'ah law, AID, egg donation and adoption are banned, and there are various quotes from the Qur'an forbidding IVF and adoption. ...read more.


In countries that practice Shari'ah law such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria the majority of artificial methods are banned by law and couples need to travel to other countries to have children. Even non-artificial methods such as egg/embryo donation, adoption and surrogacy are forbidden. Muslims believe that because it is not the mother carrying the child, it is wrong to have the baby. Adoption is strictly forbidden unless you go to other countries as the Muslim prophet, Mohammed, condemns it in his teachings, saying that a child belongs to the biological mother or the surrogate mother. ...read more.

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