Use of in vitro fertilization—ethical issues

  title={Use of in vitro fertilization—ethical issues},
  author={Kjell Asplund},
  journal={Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences},
  pages={192 - 199}
  • K. Asplund
  • Published 5 November 2019
  • Medicine
  • Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
Abstract This report is an ethical analysis based on both facts and values. In in vitro fertilization (IVF), there is an intricate interaction between rapid scientific development and changing societal values. In most countries, the ethical discussion is no longer on whether or not IVF in itself is ethically justifiable. Therefore, in this review, I discuss other ethical aspects that have emerged since IVF was first introduced, such as upper age limits, ‘ownership’ of gametes and embryos, IVF… 

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