Recommendations of the Warnock Committee.

  • Published 1984 in Lancet


Reproduced here are the recommendations of Britain's Committee of Inquiry Into Human Fertilisation and Embryology (the Warnock Committee). The Committee first addressed the need to establish a regulatory authority to monitor infertility services and research, and to license practitioners and facilities offering such services. Among the other topics taken up were artificial insemination; sperm, ovum, and embryo donation; in vitro fertilization; use of frozen sperm, ova, and embryos; research with embryos; informed consent of participants; disposal of embryos; National Health Service planning; legal implications; and surrogate motherhood arrangements.

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@article{1984RecommendationsOT, title={Recommendations of the Warnock Committee.}, author={}, journal={Lancet}, year={1984}, volume={2 8396}, pages={217-8} }