Ethical issues of fertility and reproduction

Annu Rev Med. 1996;47:107-16. doi: 10.1146/


How reproductive technologies are used has consequences not just for immediate users but for others as well. This article discusses issues that should be taken into consideration in coming to decisions about whether or not it is appropriate to use a particular reproductive technology, or whether to use a technology in a particular way.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Commodification
  • Embryo Research
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Female
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care Rationing
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Homosexuality, Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infertility / etiology
  • Infertility / therapy*
  • Male
  • Menopause
  • Oocyte Donation
  • Patient Selection
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproductive Techniques*
  • Resource Allocation
  • Sex Determination Analysis
  • Sex Preselection
  • Surrogate Mothers