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Book Launch: Environmental Ethics & Medical Reproduction by Cristina Richie

In her book Richie evaluates medical reproduction from an environmental perspective & confronts the carbon impact of the healthcare industry.

10 April 2024
4pm - 6pm
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Book Launch: Environmental Ethics & Medical Reproduction by Cristina Richie

10th April 4:00 PM 6:00 PM BST

We invite you to join us in celebrating the publication of Environmental Ethics and Medical Reproduction (Oxford University Press, 2024), a new book by Dr Cristina Richie (Centre for Technomoral Futures at the University of Edinburgh’s Futures Institute). In this book, Dr Richie evaluates ‘medicalized reproduction’ (MR) from an environmental perspective. From pre-conception gamete retrieval to in-vitro fertilization (IVF), to birthing suites, MR has an enormous carbon footprint. But, unlike other areas of high-carbon health care, such as organ transplantation or chemotherapy, medicalized reproduction does not treat, cure, or prevent disease. It is supported by an economized medical industry, and as such, is open for ethical scrutiny. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Speaker Biography

Dr Cristina Richie is Lecturer of Ethics of Technology at the University of Edinburgh. She has previously held positions as Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics at Delft University of Technology (2020-23), Assistant Professor in Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (2017-20), and Visiting Assistant Professor in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (2019).

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