Ethics, informed consent, and assisted reproduction

Ruth Macklin

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Abstract

Informed consent to treatment is an ethical requirement often misunderstood or not fully appreciated by physicians. The purpose of obtaining informed consent is to ensure that patients know what doctors propose to do and freely grant their permission. Although the purpose of informed consent and the standards by which it is to be employed are the same in all areas of medical practice, special problems arise in assisted reproduction. Voluntary, informed consent is an instance of a reproductive right that should be recognized by the international medical community, and not limited to Western and European countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-490
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995

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Keywords

  • autonomy
  • cryopreservation
  • egg donation
  • informed consent
  • IVF
  • reproductive rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology

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Ethics, informed consent, and assisted reproduction. / Macklin, Ruth.

In: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Vol. 12, No. 8, 09.1995, p. 484-490.

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