The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has published a new report, identifying possible areas of misconduct by individuals engaging in third party reproductive arrangements. The report considers a wide range of approaches available to practitioners.
It is almost inevitable that individuals using assisted reproductive technologies will have to engage the services of third parties: doctors, attorneys, donors, surrogacy agencies.
Rebecca Sokol, MD, the Acting President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine opine“In collaborative reproduction cases, physicians may find themselves learning of circumstances or information related to third-parties that have the potential to affect their patients’ health, well-being or chances of conceiving a successful pregnancy. This ethics opinion provides guidance to help practitioners chart a course through conflicting obligations and uphold their responsibility to their patients to avoid harm.”