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Should fertility clinics be required to disclose all the risks of ART to couples seeking fertility treatments? Are state and/or federal laws the best way to achieve this?

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether fertility clinics should disclose all the risks of ART to couples seeking fertility treatments.

Introduction: Assisted reproductive technologies are artificial methods of fertilization. They help infertile couples to overcome fertility barriers. Some of the procedures under ART are IVF (in-vitro fertilization), GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer) and ZIFT (zygote intrafallopian transfer).

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The methods included in ART are developed to address a specific infertility problem. Some of the complications and risks associated with ART are premature births, multiple births, ectopic pregnancy, low birth weight, and increased genetic defects.

The fertility clinics must disclose all the risks associated with ART. It is because in most cases, the people who reach fertility clinics for treatment suffer from anatomical or physiological abnormalities pertaining to the reproductive system. So, the clinics should thoroughly examine the root of the problem. The parents must be given proper counseling on the pros and cons of the treatments...

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether state and/or federal laws are the best way to achieve the disclosure of all the risks of ART to couples seeking fertility treatments.

Introduction: Assisted reproductive technologies are artificial methods of fertilization. They help infertile couples to overcome fertility barriers. Some of the procedures under ART are IVF (in-vitro fertilization), GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer) and ZIFT (zygote intrafallopian transfer).

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