The Future of Reproduction

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  • Advances in fertility or reproductive science have already had an enormous impact on society. Test tube babies, IVF, and frozen embryos have made infertility less of an obstacle for some, but others worry where this technology can lead. This film explores the possibilities, including the creation of the dream child with the best traits of both parents. Genetic diseases and disorders can be a thing of the past, but can we be trusted to stop there?


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
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  • Surrogacy (2:14) -- Artificial Insemination Process (1:29) -- The Science of Attraction (2:35) -- The Perfect Baby (2:44) -- Postnatal Depression (2:35) -- The MEST Gene (1:58) -- Swimming Babies (1:28) -- Benefits of Swimming Babies (1:48) -- Male Pregnancy (1:55) -- Artificial Womb (4:00) -- Technology vs. Nature (1:04) -- Credits: The Future of Reproduction: The Future Of... (Series 1) (0:19)
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