Reproduktionsmedizin: Fortschritt wagen - Grenzen erkennen

Translated title of the contribution: Reproductive medicine: Venture progress - Recognize limits

K. Diedrich*, G. Griesinger

*Corresponding author for this work


The German embryo protection law (1991) regulates a range of practices related to reproductive medicine, such as the number of embryos which can be created by ART per treatment cycle, and also defines under what circumstances women may access IVF treatment. The aim of the law is to protect the human preimplantation embryo from misuse, such as cloning. However, protection of the human preimplantation embryo and appropriate reproductive medical care have to be balanced, allowing German patients access to new treatment options such as elective single embryo transfer, which involves embryo selection and embryo cryopreservation. The authors call for a change in ART policy, and a modernized, comprehensive regulation of reproductive medicine in Germany.

Translated title of the contributionReproductive medicine: Venture progress - Recognize limits
Original languageGerman
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)683-693
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 09.2008


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