Muslim attitudes to fertility treatments

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Mind Map on Muslim attitudes to fertility treatments, created by laurapriestley on 12/10/2015.

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Muslim attitudes to fertility treatments
1 Muslims are expected to have children because they believe it is what Allah wants. Most Muslims believe help should be given to couples who cannot have children naturally. some types of treatment for infertility are acceptable because::
1.1 Infertility is seen as a disease so it is okay to try and find a cure.
1.1.1 Childbirth and childrearing are important family commitments.
1.1.1.1 Having children brings the couple closer together.
1.1.1.1.1 The role and status of a Muslim woman in society and the family involves her ability to have children
2 REASONS
2.1 Muslims will try to act in the way Allah wishes.
2.1.1 It is seen as adultery and all children have the right to know their real parents
2.1.1.1 it is seen as adultery and it is believed that the woman who gives birth to the child is the mother of that child.
2.2 NOT ALLOWED
2.2.1 SOME believe that is Allah does not want them to have a baby they should accept it.
2.2.1.1 MOST Muslims disagree with donor sperm/eggs.
2.2.1.1.1 ALL Muslims believe that surrogacy is wrong
3 REASONS
3.1 The sperm and egg used from the married couple
3.1.1 Embryos destroyed during IVF are 14 days old and Islam teaches the soul does not enter the foetus until 120 days
3.1.1.1 God has given humans the knowledge and ability to create humans in this way.
3.1.1.1.1 If treatment does not work, Muslims believe this is the wish of Allah
3.2 ALLOWED
3.2.1 In-vitro fertilisation and artificial insemination by the husband are permitted
4 EXAM ALERT
4.1 MAKE SURE YOU LEARN YOUR KEY WORDS REALLY WELL AS THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FERTILITY TREATMENT CAN BE EASILY BE CONFUSED
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