Fertility Treatments, part 2
Additionally, the interviewee stated that we wouldn't offer in vitro fertilization to a pre-menopausal, young girl, either. Again, sounds like a reasonable argument. However, issues of informed consent and responsibility would be much more problematic in, say, an 8-year-old. There are existing laws on voting, statutory rape, driving, criminal liability, etc. that inform how we as a society think about how able a young person is to be responsible, accountable, and able to understand or consent which do not apply to older women. It also ignores the differences in how developed women's bodies are at different ages.
Just something I'm pondering... I do try to avoid offering too many personal opinions on this blog, in favor of presenting informative resources and stories on current issues that are relevant to all women, regardless of their perspectives on hot topics. I think it's worthwhile, though, to examine and question the assumptions that inform health care decisions from time to time. Stay tuned.
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