Comparative perspectives: regulating preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Canada and the United Kingdom

Fertil Steril. 2006 Jun;85(6):1646-52. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2005.11.068.


Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in the United Kingdom is governed by a centralized regulatory agency, while Canada's current approach to regulating PGD is neither integrated nor comprehensive. Though concerns have been raised about state regulation of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), Canada's move toward centralized oversight of these technologies will lead to improvements in uniformity and transparency of regulation, and will provide a central forum for policy debate and discussion.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health
  • Bioethics*
  • Canada
  • Fertilization in Vitro / ethics*
  • Fertilization in Vitro / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Government Regulation*
  • Legislation, Medical*
  • Preimplantation Diagnosis / ethics*
  • Public Opinion
  • Public Policy*
  • United Kingdom