Scientific Foundation for the Ethical Discussion of Fertility Treatments

The term “Reproductive Technologies” encompasses a wide range of therapies used to help those women and couples who cannot conceive a child.  Since it’s inception, the field has been an epicenter of ethical controversy.  Before initiating any responsible debate on the topic, it is crucial that each of us understand the causes infertility and the different methods used for its treatment.  This seminar will arm you with the facts necessary to approach the ethical considerations of insemination, in vitro fertilization, oocyte donation and pre-implantation genetic screening.


Frederick Licciardi, M.D., Professor in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU Langone Medical Center, Director of Oocyte Donation Program NYU Fertility Center

Suggested Reading(s): Our Body Ourselves

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