Genetic Preimplantation Selection before the Critic of the Docial Model of Disability


  • Pablo Marshall Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile



disability, genetic selection, reproductive autonomy, social model of disability


This article analyzes the main reasons offered by the literature in relation to the question of whether pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and selection should be allowed in the context of assisted reproduction techniques to avoid the birth of children with disabilities. The bioethical literature faces a challenge from the disability discourse. When the oppressive social dimension of disability is taken into account, it results in a series of questions that could challenge the most settled conclusions of the bioethical debate. However, the social model has not been without criticism and one of them, the underestimation of the importance of biological traits origin against a disability of social origin, resonates particularly in the debate on preimplantation genetic selection.


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How to Cite

Marshall, P. (2022). Genetic Preimplantation Selection before the Critic of the Docial Model of Disability. Revista De Humanidades De Valparaíso, (18), 133–149.