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Posthumous reproduction: current and future status.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12516758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Posthumous reproduction became possible with the technologies of sperm cryopreservation and ART. The legal and social status of children born as a result of these technologies continue to evolve. The proper disposition of unwanted stored gametes and embryos remains unknown. Physicians are increasingly asked to make quick judgments on posthumous gamete retrieval. The procedures for gamete harvest are technically simple; however, one must carefully select cases with definitive prior intent to have children. There is a need for standardized legal protocols to protect the physician and the patient. The physician must use sound judgment and comply with accepted standards, when present, before performing any service for posthumous sperm retrieval and reproduction.
Spencer Land; Lawrence S Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Urologic clinics of North America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0094-0143     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-08     Completed Date:  2003-01-22     Revised Date:  2006-05-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423221     Medline TA:  Urol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  863-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; E; IM    
Department of Urology (MC 955), University of Illinois at Chicago, 820 South Wood Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7216, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Posthumous Conception / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence*,  trends*
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