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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
ISSN: 1680-6433
EISSN: 2008-2177
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2014, pp. 169-174
Bioline Code: rm14022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2014, pp. 169-174

 en Using fertile couples as embryo donors: An ethical dilemma
Alizadeh, Leila & Samani, Reza Omani

Abstract

The use of donated embryos has offered hope for infertile couples who have no other means to have children. In Iran, fertility centers use fertile couples as embryo donors. In this paper, the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure will be discussed. We conclude that embryo-donation should be performed with frozen embryos thus preventing healthy donors from being harmed by fertility drugs. There must be guidelines for choosing the appropriate donor families. In countries where commercial egg donation is acceptable, fertile couples can be procured as embryo donors thus fulfilling the possible shortage of good quality embryos. Using frozen embryos seems to have less ethical, religious and legal problems when compared to the use of fertile embryo donors.

Keywords
Embryo; Gamete; Donation; Legal; Ethical; Religious; Frozen embryo; Fertile couples

 
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