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Fertil Steril. 2013 Jun;99(7):1846-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.02.029. Epub 2013 Mar 5.

Defining embryo donation: a committee opinion.

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American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35216, USA.


Building families through 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 body. The use of the term "adoption" to embryos is inaccurate and should be avoided. This document replaces the ASRM Ethics Committee statement by the same name, last published in 2009.

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