Informed consent issues in assisted reproduction.

  • Nancy King Reame
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal…


Given the enormous ethicolegal controversies surrounding the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States, the most important role for nurses may be helping couples and third party participants obtain fully informed consent. The high compensation fees for egg donors may place them at special risk of exploitation. New government and professional guidelines, broader representation on ethics committees, and expanded counseling about risks and benefits can help reduce the potential for litigation and enhance patient autonomy.

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@article{Reame1999InformedCI, title={Informed consent issues in assisted reproduction.}, author={Nancy King Reame}, journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN}, year={1999}, volume={28 3}, pages={331-8} }