Defining embryo donation: an Ethics Committee opinion

This document defines embryo donation and distinguishes between embryo donation and adoption.
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Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Abstract

Building families through the adoption of children has been supported by human society throughout history. The ethical appropriateness of patients donating embryos to other patients for family building, or for research, is well established and is affirmed by this Committee. The use of the term ‘‘adoption’’ for embryos is inaccurate and should be avoided. This document replaces the ASRM Ethics Committee statement by the same name, last published in 2013 (Fertil Steril 2013;99:1846–7).

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