Egg freezing, procreative liberty, and ICSI: the double standards confronting elective self-donation of oocytes

Eli A. Rybak, Harry J. Lieman

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The consensus view among relevant professional societies opposing the offering of elective oocyte cryopreservation for potential future self-donation withstands neither clinical nor ethical scrutiny. The favorable risk-benefit ratio of this technology mandates both the prioritization of patient autonomy for informed women seeking to maximize-not guarantee-their chances of having genetically related children, and a justification for viewing egg freezing differently from intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1509-1512
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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