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Surrogate mothers need better protection

Surrogate mothers need better protection

作者:狄捌  时间:2019-03-07 02:12:13  人气:

DOCTORS implanting surrogate mothers with embryos should use only one per IVF treatment cycle, and financial incentives to conceive should be avoided. So says the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, which will publish new guidelines on assisted reproduction early next year. More people are travelling abroad for fertility treatment to avoid legal restrictions in their own country. Some surrogates have two or more embryos implanted to boost the chances of a successful pregnancy. But this can lead to multiple pregnancies, which are linked with a higher risk of premature birth and other complications. The guidelines will recommend that while women may choose multiple embryo transfer for themselves, the risks are unacceptable for surrogates. The society also calls for clearer information on success rates, registers of gamete donors, and an end to financial incentives. “We have no objection to seeking treatment abroad but it is important we protect the safety of patients, donors and surrogates,” says Françoise Shenfield,