Defining embryo donation: an Ethics Committee opinion

Judith Daar, Paula Amato, Jean Benward, Lee Collins, Joseph Davis, Leslie Francis, Elena Gates, Sigal Klipstein, Barbara Koenig, Laurence McCullough, Richard Reindollar, Mark Sauer, Rebecca Sokol, Sean Tipton

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Building families through the adoption of children has been supported by human society throughout history. The ethical appropriateness of patients donating embryos to other patients for family building, or for research, is well established and is affirmed by this Committee. The use of the term ‘‘adoption’’ for embryos is inaccurate and should be avoided. This document replaces the ASRM Ethics Committee statement by the same name, last published in 2013 (Fertil Steril 2013;99:1846–7).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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