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Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2016 May;44(5):293-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2016.02.010. Epub 2016 Mar 17.

[Assisted reproductive techniques in single women: Which proposals for which demands?].

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Service de médecine de la reproduction et centre de préservation de la fertilité, hôpital Jeanne-de-Flandre, CHRU de Lille, rue Eugène-Avinée, 59037 Lille cedex, France. Electronic address:


The French bio-ethic law concerning ART is more restricted than in other countries. Techniques can only be applied in heterosexual couples presenting a documented infertility. Nevertheless, concerns about fertility planning are numerous in young women, leading to a growing demand of reproductive medicine consultations. Two situations can be distinguished: firstly, single patients wishing sperm donation and, secondly, single patients who wish to preserve their fertility for future parenting project. This latter situation can be discussed in the French legislative context while the other will require soliciting the neighboring European teams.


Don de sperme; Fertility preservation; Oocyte vitrification; Patientes célibataires; Préservation de la fertilité; Single patients; Sperm donation; Vitrification ovocytaire

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