Psychological Problems of Human Reproductive Cloning from Islamic Viewpoint

Document Type : Original Article

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Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, al-Mustafa International University, Qom

Abstract

Since the time the possibility of human reproductive cloning was proved, there have been serious concerns over practicing this new breakthrough in creating human being. In these debates which often have a negative approach towards it, different harms and consequences of possible practice of this technology in reproduction of human are mentioned. This article discusses the suggested psychological problems of the issue through an analytical method. Identical ambiguity, the negative effects of knowing your future, man without individuality and identity, psychological damages to the cloned child if the parents' divorce, Second-order humans, Negating man's autonomy and independence plus excessive expectations from clones are the objections raised by the opponents of human reproductive cloning from this aspect.

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Article Title [Persian]

Psychological Problems of Human Reproductive Cloning from Islamic Viewpoint

Author [Persian]

  • Morteza Agha Mohammadi
Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, al-Mustafa International University, Qom
Abstract [Persian]

Since the time the possibility of human reproductive cloning was proved, there have been serious concerns over practicing this new breakthrough in creating human being. In these debates which often have a negative approach towards it, different harms and consequences of possible practice of this technology in reproduction of human are mentioned. This article discusses the suggested psychological problems of the issue through an analytical method. Identical ambiguity, the negative effects of knowing your future, man without individuality and identity, psychological damages to the cloned child if the parents' divorce, Second-order humans, Negating man's autonomy and independence plus excessive expectations from clones are the objections raised by the opponents of human reproductive cloning from this aspect.

Keywords [Persian]

  • human reproductive Cloning
  • SCNT
  • Somatic cells
  • psychological problems
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