Unique ethical and legal implications of fertility preservation research in the pediatric population

Fertil Steril. 2010 Mar 1;93(4):1037-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.11.047. Epub 2010 Jan 25.

Abstract

Research in fertility preservation for children and adolescents receiving gonadotoxic chemotherapy has brought forth ethical and legal concerns that require special consideration. This article will discuss many of these issues and possible methods to safeguard the rights of these children.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Fertility*
  • Humans
  • Infertility / chemically induced
  • Infertility / prevention & control*
  • Informed Consent / ethics
  • Informed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Pediatrics / ethics*
  • Pediatrics / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Religion
  • Research Subjects / legislation & jurisprudence