Legal considerations in reproductive medicine

Legal issues affect reproductive medical care on a daily basis. This Views and Reviews will inform and provoke thoughtful consideration of best approaches for patients and practices.

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VOLUME 115, ISSUE 2, P261-262


Susan L. Crockin, J.D., William D. Schlaff, M.D. 


Legal issues affect reproductive medical practice throughout the entire world. The breadth and depth of this interrelationship extend far beyond the scope of one series of articles in Views and Reviews. Given this limitation, we have chosen to present five topics, all different, but illustrative of key concepts that influence our practice of reproductive medicine. Our hope is that this “medical-legal sampler” will both inform and provoke thoughtful consideration of the ways we can best and most responsibly practice and serve our patients.

Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.