Risk sharing or refund programs in assisted reproduction a committee opinion

Capsule:
This opinion of the ASRM Ethics Committee analyzes the ethical issues raised by assisted reproduction program fee structures in which patients pay more initially but receive a partial refund if treatment fails.

Author:
Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 100, Issue 2, Pages 334-336, August 2013

Abstract:

Risk-sharing fee structures in assisted reproduction programs charge patients a higher initial fee but provide a partial refund if treatment fails. This opinion of the ASRM Ethics Committee analyzes the ethical issues raised by these fee structures, including patient selection criteria, conflicts of interest, and patient-informed consent. This document replaces the document of the same name, last published in 2004 (Fertil Steril 2004;82:S249–50).

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