Surrogacy Yes or no

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Author:
Rene Frydman, M.D.

Volume 105, Issue 6, Page 1445

Abstract:

Why is surrogacy so highly debated as a pertinent solution for women with infertility caused by uterine factors?…

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Social and ethical implications of fertility preservation

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Authors:
Robert W. Rebar, M.D.…

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Human somatic cell nuclear transfer and reproductive cloning An Ethics Committee opinion

Friday, April 1, 2016
We discuss the ethical considerations related to human reproductive cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer). Arguments are presented justifying the conclusion that the process is unethical.

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How old is too old Challenges faced by clinicians concerning age cutoffs for patients undergoing in vitro fertilization

Monday, March 14, 2016

Author:
Robert Klitzman, M.D.…

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Access to fertility services by transgender persons An Ethics Committee opinion

Thursday, October 29, 2015
This statement explores the provision of fertility services to transgender persons.

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Donor conception from the viewpoint of the child Positives negatives and promoting the welfare of the child

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The well-being of donor-conceived children is reviewed, disclosure trends are discussed, and child-related consequences of older parents using donor conception are considered with the goal of promoting the welfare of the child.

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Mandatory counseling for gamete donation recipients Ethical dilemmas

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Mandatory counseling of gamete recipients is fraught with ethical questions for the mental health professional. Attention to issues of autonomy, confidentiality, and role clarity can diminish ethical conflicts.

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Third-party reproduction in the Internet Age The new patient centered landscape

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The rise of the Internet Age has brought significant change to third-party reproduction. The implications of the freer informational exchange between third-party participants are examined. Recommendations are made regarding strategies fertility programs can use to navigate this new landscape.

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Mental health counseling in third-party reproduction in the United States Evaluation psychoeducation or ethical gatekeeping

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Mental health professionals perform a psychoeducational role with intended parents, and evaluation with donors/surrogates; gatekeeping about ethics should be a team decision.

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and infertility treatment A committee opinion

Monday, June 29, 2015
Fertility clinics with the necessary resources to provide care should offer services to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals and couples who are willing to use recommended risk-reducing therapies.

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Moving innovation to practice A committee opinion

Monday, June 29, 2015
This document discusses ethical considerations in the adoption of new technologies and treatments into clinical practice.

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Use of reproductive technology for sex selection for nonmedical reasons

Monday, June 1, 2015
This document discusses the use of reproductive technology to select the sex of offspring for nonmedical reasons.

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Controversies concerning mitochondrial replacement therapy

Friday, January 30, 2015

Authors:
Robert Klitzman, M.D., Mark Toynbee, M.B.B.S., Mark V.…

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Ethics of uterus transplantation with live donors

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Before launching live donor liver transplantation in Chicago, the preparations included thorough ethical discussion, which was subsequently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Preterm births multiples and fertility treatment Recommendations for changes to policy and clinical practices

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Each year nearly one in eight infants in the United States is born preterm. Preterm birth places babies at increased risk for death, health problems including long-term neurological disabilities, and extended time in the hospital.

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Interests obligations and rights in gamete donation A committee opinion

Monday, June 2, 2014
This report summarizes the interests, obligations, and rights of the parties involved in gamete donation.

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Access to fertility treatment by gays lesbians and unmarried persons a committee opinion

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This statement explores the implications of reproduction by single individuals, unmarried heterosexual couples, and gay and lesbian couples.

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Ethical considerations in the era of the uterine transplant an update of the Montreal Criteria for the Ethical Feasibility of Uterine Transplantation

Monday, September 30, 2013
Uterine transplantation is under investigation for the treatment of uterine factor infertility. Before the transplant becomes standard practice, an ethical framework should be established.

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Donating embryos for human embryonic stem cell hESC research a committee opinion

Monday, September 30, 2013
Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research is an ethically acceptable disposition for human embryos in excess of those needed to meet the fertility needs of patients.

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A call for institutional policies on postmortem sperm retrieval

Friday, August 30, 2013
Reflections on "A content analysis of posthumous sperm procurement protocols with considerations for developing an institutional policy" by Bahm et al.

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A content analysis of posthumous sperm procurement protocols with considerations for developing an institutional policy

Friday, August 30, 2013
Through a content analysis of nine existing posthumous sperm procurement (PSP) policies, we identified the major components important to a thorough protocol and developed two competing models for PSP policies.

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Risk sharing or refund programs in assisted reproduction a committee opinion

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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.

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Child rearing ability and the provision of fertility services A committee opinion

Friday, June 28, 2013
This document discusses the ethical issues concerning provision of infertility treatment and child-rearing ability.

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Posthumous collection and use of reproductive tissue a committee opinion

Friday, May 31, 2013
The ethical implications of the use of posthumously collected reproductive tissue are discussed.

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Disposition of abandoned embryos A committee opinion

Friday, May 31, 2013
It is ethically acceptable to destroy abandoned embryos. It is not ethically acceptable to use abandoned embryos for research or transfer than to another couple without prior written consent.

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Defining embryo donation a committee opinion

Friday, May 31, 2013
This document defines embryo donation and distinguishes between embryo donation and adoption.

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Recruiting egg donors online An analysis of in vitro fertilization clinic and agency websites’ adherence to American Society for Reproductive Medicine guidelines

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Systematic analysis of 102 websites of IVF clinic and egg donor agency websites demonstrate considerable lack of compliance with ASRM’s ethical guidelines regarding trait-based compensation, presentation of risks, and recruitment age minimums.

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Human somatic cell nuclear transfer and cloning

Thursday, September 27, 2012
The ethical considerations related to human reproductive cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer) are discussed. Arguments are presented justifying the conclusion that the process is unethical.

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Reproductive Medicine and Turner Syndrome Ethical Issues

Thursday, September 27, 2012
We discuss the issues and challenges faced by women with Turner syndrome, and by prospective parents of a child with Turner syndrome.

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Population-based study of attitudes toward posthumous reproduction

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Almost half of the general public supports posthumous reproduction. Age, education, income, political party, currently attempting conception, supporting in vitro fertilization, and organ donation were all associated with support.

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