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Reprod Biomed Online. 2010 Dec;21(6):729-31. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2010.06.030. Epub 2010 Jun 27.

New Turkish legislation on assisted reproductive techniques and centres: a step in the right direction?

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American Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.


The Ministry of Health of Turkey has just passed a new legislation on assisted reproduction techniques. The new legislation covers significant changes in the regulation of opening new assisted reproduction treatment centres, funding of the treatment, number of embryos to be transferred, cryopreservation and donation. It takes a brave step towards reducing the incidence of multiple pregnancies. However, it also makes Turkey one of the most strictly regulated countries in the world. The statements on gamete cryopreservation and donation may have social and clinical consequences.

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