Stopping the Biological Clock Who Benefits?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558629
Title:
Stopping the Biological Clock Who Benefits?
Authors:
O’Shea, LC; Mocanu, EV
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558629
Abstract:
Eternal youth is here, at least for the females. This is what tabloids are trumpeting. The ability to store oocytes in order to prevent age-related fertility decline is being widely promoted in Ireland and worldwide, by both fertility clinics and the lay press. This service is referred to as â social oocyte freezingâ and is subject to significant medical, ethical, lawful and financial implications for both patients and assisted reproduction clinics performing the service. It is imperative that medical professionals suggesting â social oocyte freezingâ to their patients are able to provide detailed and accurate information, in order for an informed decision to be made. This review will detail the arguments for and against â social oocyte freezingâ and discuss the ethical and financial considerations for this controversial service.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
FERTILITY; WOMEN

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, LCen
dc.contributor.authorMocanu, EVen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T14:13:42Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-29T14:13:42Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558629en
dc.description.abstractEternal youth is here, at least for the females. This is what tabloids are trumpeting. The ability to store oocytes in order to prevent age-related fertility decline is being widely promoted in Ireland and worldwide, by both fertility clinics and the lay press. This service is referred to as â social oocyte freezingâ and is subject to significant medical, ethical, lawful and financial implications for both patients and assisted reproduction clinics performing the service. It is imperative that medical professionals suggesting â social oocyte freezingâ to their patients are able to provide detailed and accurate information, in order for an informed decision to be made. This review will detail the arguments for and against â social oocyte freezingâ and discuss the ethical and financial considerations for this controversial service.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectFERTILITYen
dc.subjectWOMENen
dc.titleStopping the Biological Clock Who Benefits?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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