Morphological Freedom demonstrates why the freedom to modify one's body is essential not just to transhumanism, but also to any future democratic society. It sketches a core framework of rights leading up the morphological freedom, showing how it derives from and is necessary for other important rights. Given current social and technological trends issues relating to morphological freedom will become increasingly relevant over the next decades. In order to gain the most from new technology and guide it in beneficial directions we need a strong commitment to morphological freedom. A strong negative argument, possibly the most compelling argument for the acceptance of morphological freedom as a basic right that may not be infringed, is to protect from coercive biomedicine. Finally, the chapter presents the health official example pointing at a relevant issue regarding healthcare in the future.
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