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Research needed into effects of IVF

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7240.960/a (Published 08 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:960
  1. Peter Moore
  1. London

    More research is needed to understand how to honour the commitment made by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act to take into account “the welfare of any child who may be born as a result of [infertility] treatment,” a one day conference in London decided last week. The conference was organised by the pressure group Comment On Reproductive Ethics.

    Speaking at the conference, Jane Denton, director of the Multiple Births Foundation, said that almost all the research into assisted reproduction had concentrated on the needs and dilemmas of the parents. Scant attention had been paid to …

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