Cross-border reproductive treatment with oocyte donation: What comes next?

Artemis Karkanaki*, Alexandros Dafopoulos, Klaus Diedrich, Safaa Al-Hasani

*Corresponding author for this work
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Cross-border oocyte donation is a growing phenomenon that raises serious social, economical, ethical, medical, legal and political issues. There are implications for the patient, the unborn child, the donor, the home country, the destination country, human society, and the field of reproductive medicine. Actions should be taken in order to avoid the negative future consequences and to supplement the deficient frame of legislation and recorded data. The role of the professional societies, in this context, is of great importance and should be highlighted. Education and control of the reproductive care professionals, as well as access to information and international dialogue, are also essential, among other suggestions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalExpert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2012


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