New reproductive technologies and religion in Serbia and Croatia

Ignjatović, Suzana and Mijić, Emilija (2017) New reproductive technologies and religion in Serbia and Croatia. In: Religion in Contemporary Society (Religija i sovremennoe obšćestvo): international scientific meeting almanac. Institute of Social Sciences ; Department of Education and Culture, Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Branicevo, Belgrade ; Pozarevac, pp. 115-132. ISBN 978-86-7093-198-5

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The paper focuses on the Orthodox and the Catholic bioethical perspectives on assisted reproduction in Serbia and Croatia. Different positions are discussed in the chapter: theological positions, the offcial Church teachings, political agendas, and views of the general population and population interested in infertility. The paper argues that regulation of assisted reproduction and the prevailing social norms are influenced by the teachings of the two dominant religions in Serbia and Croatia. The Orthodox Church has more liberal attitudes towards new reproductive technologies than the Catholic Church. These differences are reflected in public discourse and legislations of Serbia and Croatia.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Thematic conference proceedings of international significance held in Srebrno jezero (Veliko Gradiste), May 19 and 20 of 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: assisted reproductive technology, reproductive rights, religion, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, nove reproduktivne tehnologije, reproduktivna prava, religija, pravoslavlje, katoličanstvo
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 10:46

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