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Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Analysis and Recommendations for Public Policy

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 25 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:289
  1. Karen Dawson, research fellow,
  2. Alan Trounson, deputy director
  1. Institute of Reproduction and Development, Monash University Clayton, Australia

    New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, $12, pp 474

    ISBN 1 881268 03 9

    This report is a well referenced synthesis of many perspectives, which presents the views of some religions, doctors, infertile patients, and the courts, within the context of applications of assisted reproductive technology. It deals with the complex issues of gamete donation, the parental rights and responsibilities of patients and gamete donors, the recording of information relating to births arising from assisted reproductive technology, and also the issues raised by health insurance and money-back payment treatment plans that are unique to the United States.

    Many well reasoned recommendations about the public policy implications of assisted reproductive technology are explained in the report, which will be useful …

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