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BMA calls for continuted restrictions on use of IVF

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7474.1066-c (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1066
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

    The law still needs to restrict the use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in the United Kingdom despite it now being accepted as a standard medical procedure, the BMA has told MPs.

    The association was giving evidence to the House of Commons science and technology committee, which is questioning whether existing laws governing human reproductive technologies should change.

    Dr Vivienne Nathanson, the BMA's head of science and ethics, told MPs that public confidence in IVF depended on the practice being regulated.

    “Getting public acceptance of IVF and other assisted …

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