Moving innovation to practice: an Ethics Committee opinion

This document discusses ethical considerations in the adoption of new technologies and treatments into clinical practice.

VOLUME 116, ISSUE 2, P331-336


The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine


The introduction of new strategies, tests, and procedures into clinical practice raises challenging ethical issues involving evaluation of evidence, balancing benefits and harms, supporting patient autonomy, avoiding conflict of interest, and promoting advances in health-care. The purpose of this document is to assist reproductive health practitioners as they introduce new interventions into the clinical care that they provide to patients. This document replaces the previously published document of the same name, last published in 2016.