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Assisted reproductive technology in the USA: is more regulation needed?

Frith, Lucy and Blyth, Eric (2014) Assisted reproductive technology in the USA: is more regulation needed? Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 29 (4). pp. 516-523. ISSN 1472-6483

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Abstract

The regulation of assisted reproductive technologies is a contested area. Some jurisdictions, such as the UK and a number of Australian states, have comprehensive regulation of most aspects of assisted reproductive technologies; others, such as the USA, have taken a more piecemeal approach and rely on professional guidelines and the general regulation of medical practice to govern this area. It will be argued that such a laissez-faire approach is inadequate for regulating the complex area of assisted reproductive technologies. Two key examples, reducing multiple births and registers of donors and offspring, will be considered to illustrate the effects of the regulatory structure of assisted reproductive technologies in the USA on practice. It will be concluded that the regulatory structure in the USA fails to provide an adequate mechanism for ensuring the ethical and safe conduct of ART services, and that more comprehensive regulation is required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); assisted reproductive technologies; infertility treatment; legislation; policy; regulation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 07:52
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 06:12
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21866

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