Fertility preservation and sex reassignment: should reproductive rights cross gender boundaries?

bionews.org.uk – By Dr Vardit Ravitsky and Professor David Heyd

Dr Vardit Ravitsky is assistant professor in the bioethics programmes at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal and Professor David Heyd is Chaim Perelman professor of philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Appeared in BioNews 656

Sex reassignment is an intricate and sensitive physiological, psychological, and social process that usually entails the loss of reproductive capacity. Reproductive technology can prevent this loss, but should it be used for that purpose? A recent case in Israel raises this question.