Key clinical point: Assisted reproductive technology
procedures have low reported complication rates.
7 million babies are born annually as a result of assisted reproductive technology
Assisted reproductive technology
in the United States: 1999 results generated from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine/Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
The 2005 National Summary of ART clinics in the United States reported that the percentage of transfers resulting in live births from fresh embryos in women under 35 years of age was about 43%, while only 32% of thawed embryos resulted in live births (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
, 2006) .
Elizabeth Ginsburg, president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
(SART), said in an interview.
Patrick Aebischer, president of the EPFL, presented a solution which opens promising new prospects in terms of assisted reproductive technology
To be released in April by the American Bar Association's (Chicago, IL), "Assisted Reproductive Technology
: A Lawyer's Guide to Emerging Science and Law" is designed to summarize the evolving legal issues and solutions which characterize the current state of assisted reproductive technology
(ART) law and science.
The revised edition specifically deals with topics pertaining to twenty-first century advances in assisted reproductive technology
, donor insemination, and surrogacy.
With a goal of preventing multiple gestations while maintaining pregnancy rates, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in conjunction with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
(SART) issued voluntary guidelines nearly 7 years ago that recommend maximal numbers of embryos for transfer based on a woman's age, embryo quality, and the opportunity for embryo cryopreservation.
Additionally, advances in surgical and assisted reproductive technology
, as well as a better understanding of the various treatment options of these cancers, provide more alternatives for preserving or protecting fertility in younger women today.
The panel also recommends that assisted reproductive technology
programs and sperm banks retain genetic information about donors, counsel both donors and recipients on issues relating to disclosure before the process begins, and develop flexible policies to accommodate the wishes of both donors and recipients (Fertil.