Compassionate transfer: Patient requests for embryo transfer for nonreproductive purposes: an Ethics Committee opinion
This document discusses the ethical considerations of embryo transfer for nonreproductive purposes.
Volume 113, Issue 1, Pages 62–65
Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
A patient request to transfer embryos into her body in a location or at a time when pregnancy is highly unlikely to occur is deemed a request for “compassionate transfer” and often reflects the patient’s deeply personal, strongly held preferences and values. It is ethically permissive for physicians to honor or decline such requests if they do so in a nondiscriminatory manner.