publication . Article . 2010

Regulatory framework in assisted reproductive technologies, relevance and main issues.

Françoise Merlet;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica, volume 47, issue 5, pages 9-12 (issn: 0239-8508, eissn: 1897-5631, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Via Medica
Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have changed life for the past 25 years and many ethical and social issues have emerged following this new method of conception. In order to protect individuals against scientific and ethical abuses without inhibiting scientific progress, a specific legal framework is necessary. The first French law on Bioethics was voted after an extensive debate in 1994 then reviewed in 2004. This review previously scheduled every five years is currently being discussed. Legal provisions applying to ART are part of a large framework including the protection of the patients' rights and biomedical research. The key principles consist of r...
free text keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Histology, General Medicine, lcsh:Cytology, lcsh:QH573-671, Reproductive technology, Donation, Bioethics, Scientific progress, Medicine, business.industry, business, Eugenics, Social issues, Government, Egg donation, Engineering ethics
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