Postmortem sperm retrieval: the effect of instituting guidelines.

  title={Postmortem sperm retrieval: the effect of instituting guidelines.},
  author={Jennifer A Tash and Linda D Applegarth and Susan M. Kerr and Joseph J. Fins and Zev Rosenwaks and Peter N. Schlegel},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={170 5},
PURPOSE Postmortem sperm retrieval (PMSR) raises serious medical and ethical concerns. In this study we report the effect of intra-institutional guidelines developed for the permissibility of the procedure on the number of procurement procedures performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS The family members of 22 men who died suddenly sought PMSR. We performed an institutional review board approved chart review of the requests for PMSR from 1994 to 2002. A set of guidelines addressing PMSR was developed… CONTINUE READING


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