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Ghaeni M, Moeinifar M. Reproductive right: the concept, the examples, and its origin from Islamic, ethical and liberal rights. IJMEHM 2015; 8 (2) :41-53
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5460-en.html
1- Medical Ethics Committee, Avicenna Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
2- 2PhD Candidate in Jurisprudence and Islamic Law, Islamic Madhahib University, Tehran, Iran. , moeinifar@isuw.ac.ir
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In the modern world, reproductive right is considered among the basic human rights in countries such as America and Britain. There has been growing interest in the subject and its various aspects including contraception and assisted reproductive technologies, which are giving rise to the ongoing debates. National and international legislators, governments and religions are striving to resolve the controversy among individuals and between individuals and governments and devise the perfect legislation that will cover all aspects of the subject and control all activities in this area.In the realm of bioethics and law, the issue is introduced as a right not duty, while in Christianity and Judaism it falls under the category of duty. In Islam, on the other hand, childbearing decision-making is left to the couple, which highlights the teachings of Islam regarding reproduction. In this paper, we attempted to offer a comparative study of four different points of view regarding the issue of reproductive rights

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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Medical Ethics
Received: 2014/12/28 | Accepted: 2015/07/11 | Published: 2015/07/12

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