In this article I explore partial ectogenesis through the lens of choice in childbirth, framing it as a mode of delivery. In doing so, I refocus discussion about partial ectogenesis, ensuring that this centers upon the autonomy and rights of the birthing person—as the procedure required to facilitate external gestation will be performed upon their body. By drawing a critical comparison between “delivery by partial ectogenesis” and request cesarean sections, I argue that delivery by partial ectogenesis ought to be available on the basis of the pregnant person’s request alone.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics|
|Early online date||1 Mar 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2022|
- choice in childbirth
- mode of delivery
- partial ectogenesis