Definition of experimental procedures A committee opinion

Capsule:
This Practice Committee opinion provides a revised definition of experimental procedures.

Author:
The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 99, Issue 5, Pages 1197-1198, April 2013

Abstract:

This Practice Committee opinion provides a revised definition of experimental procedures. This version
replaces the document ‘‘Definition of Experimental Procedures’’ that was published most recently in 2009.

  • j.utah

    After reading this statement, I thought of the article: “Emergency IVF versus ovarian tissue cryopreservation: decision making in fertility preservation for female cancer patients,” that was published last month in this journal. The authors did a very nice job summarizing fertility preservation options available for cancer patients, and challenged the “experimental” label associated with various fertility preservation techniques including ovarian tissue cryopreservation.

    I thought it would be great if readers can weigh in on how their clinics approach ovarian tissue cryopreservation with cancer patients. Does your clinic offer ovarian tissue cryopreservation to cancer patients? If it is offered at your clinic, is it offered under an IRB approved protocol? How do you approach the subject with pre-pubertal girls and their families recognizing there has never been a reported live birth from cryopreserved ovarian tissue frozen prior to the onset of puberty? We would appreciate your comments!

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