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Italy vows to control fertility treatments

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:155
  1. C Endean

    The case of Professor Severino Antinori, an Italian doctor who provided in vitro fertilisation treatment for a 59 year old British woman, has generated moves for tighter regulation of fertility treatment in Italy. The National Bioethics Committee said last week that it will publish guidelines on in vitro fertilisation at the end of the month.

    A Christian Democrat, Romano Forleo, has meanwhile tabled a private member's bill to limit the age at which women can be treated. “It's a serious matter that an aging English woman …

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