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Some ethical and legal issues in assisted reproductive technology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10458555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The potential and actual applications of reproductive technologies have been reviewed by many governmental committees, and laws have been enacted in several countries to accommodate, limit and regulate their use. Regulatory systems have nevertheless left some legal and ethical issues unresolved, and have caused other issues to arise. Issues that regulatory systems leave unresolved, or that systems have created, include disposal of embryos that remain after patients' treatments are concluded, and multiple implantation and pregnancy. This may result in risks to maternal, embryonic and neonatal life and health, and the contentious relief that may be achieved by selective reduction of multiple pregnancies. A further concern arises when clinics must (or choose to) publicize their success rates, and they compete for favorable statistics by questionable patient selection criteria and treatment priorities.
B M Dickens; R J Cook
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-01     Completed Date:  1999-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Law, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Disposition
Ethics, Medical*
Marketing of Health Services
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal*
Pregnancy, Multiple
Reproductive Techniques* / legislation & jurisprudence,  statistics & numerical data

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