Fertility treatment when the prognosis is very poor or futile: A committee opinion

Paula Amato, Robert Brzyski, Jean Benward, Andrea Stein, Bonnie Steinbock, Bruce Wilder, Richard Reindollar, John Robertson, Judith Daar, Mark Sauer, Senait Fisseha, Steven Ralston, Robert Rebar, Sean Tipton

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Abstract

The Ethics Committee recommends development of evidence-based policies that are patient-centered for each in vitro fertilization (IVF) center. In most cases, the provision of futile therapies is not ethically justiable. For those treatments with very poor success rates, clinicians must be vigilant in their presentation of risks, benets, and alternatives. This document was reviewed in January 2012. This version replaces the previous version of this document, published in 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e6-e9
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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