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Religion and medical issues

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Religion and Medical Issues - coursework Ai) Describe the treatments available to help infertile couples to have children Today, there are many infertile couples all over the world. There are 6 main treatments to help infertile couples. The first treatment is In-Vitro fertilisation (IVF). IVF is when the egg is taken from a test tube and fertilised in a test tube and put back into the womb. The second available treatment is Artificial Insemination by donor (AID). This is when an unknown man's sperm is put into the woman's womb. Thirdly, Artificial Insemination by husband is when the husband's sperm is put into the wife's womb by medical means. The next treatment is Egg Donation. This is when the husband's sperm is mixed with an egg that has been donated and are fertilised in a test tube by IVF and put into the wife's womb. ...read more.

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Secondly, Christians accept AIH and IVF because the egg and sperm are still from the wife and husband. Christians, who support the treatments for infertile couples, believe this because in the New Testament in the book of Genesis they refer to the blind man getting treatment from Jesus and was able to see. Whereas Roman Catholics think doctors should not help infertile couples because God has created humans in a certain way and doctors should not alter this. Also, Roman Catholics don't agree with the treatments because the fertilisation doesn't involve the sex act which God intended. Similar to Christianity, Judaism has different views on treatments available to infertile couples. The treatments that Judaism does accept are IVF and AIH and egg donation as long as it is from a Jewish person. This is accepted because God intends humans to use the benefit of technology as long as it's within the mitzvot. ...read more.

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Islam believes that only God has the right to take and give life, from the teachings of the Qur'an. B) "Only God has the right to interfere with our genes" Do you agree? I do not agree with the statement, "Only God has the right to interfere with our genes". I believe scientists should interfere with genes to cure diseases which people are suffering from. I believe it's important for the development of curing diseases. But, changing genes should not be changed just to make people look better before the child is born. Some Christians would disagree with my opinion that that genetic engineering should be used because some Christians because scientists are trying to make the world perfect ad heaven should only be perfect. Some Muslims also disagree with me because embryos involve abortion. Some Muslims and Christians believe scientists are playing God which is one of the biggest sins in Islam and Christianity. ...read more.

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