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《Medicine & Philosophy(A)》 2014-10
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Ethical Reflection on the Event of Octuplet

ZHANG Niu;XU Ju-hua;ZHANG Tao;Ethics Committee,Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University;  
The nation-shaking"octuplets event"in Guangzhou has been faded from public gradually.However,the thoughts aroused by it are not over.Problems exposed by the event,like the definition of parent-child relationship,the commercialization of uterus,fairness and equity,multiple pregnancy,inter-generation ethics are discussed in this paper from ethics perspective.According to the characteristics of artificial reproductive technology(ART),suggestions are offered from several aspects:strengthen the professional ethics and legal consciousness of medical staff and ART practitioners;strengthen the supervision of administrative department of public health;improve rules and regulations of ART by strengthening top-level design;improve the cognition of infertility patients' on ART and strengthen reproductive ethics education.
【CateGory Index】: R-052
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