Jeff Nisker, Francoise Baylis, Isabel Karpin, Carolyn McLeod & Roxanne Mykitiuk (eds.) The “Healthy” Embryo: Social, Biomedical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (2010) pp. 116-135
An increasing focus on the biomedical determinants of the health of embryos and fetuses is resulting from new technical possibilities, clinical considerations and research purposes (Nisker and White, 2005), but also from social factors, and for a variety of reasons. An exploration of the determinants of health of embryos, just as an exploration of the determinants of child or adult health, must take into consideration traditional social determinants, including those related to the consequences of poverty, such as poor nutrition and toxic environments (World Health Organization, 1948; Wilkinson and Marmot, 2003; Raphael, 2004), but also laws, policies and institutions, which are also social determinants of health (Wilkinson and Marmot, 2003).
Mykitiuk, Roxanne and Jeff Nisker. "The Social Determinants of ‘Health’ of Embryos: Practices, Purposes, and Implications." The “Healthy” Embryo: Social, Biomedical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives , Eds. Jeff Nisker, Francoise Baylis, Isabel Karpin, Carolyn McLeod and Roxanne Mykitiuk. Cambridge University Press, 2010. 116-135. Print.