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Assisted human reproduction

Assisted human reproduction uses medical technologies to encourage the conception and birth of a child. The most common methods are in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, egg or embryo donation and pharmacological therapies. However, such technologies have met with considerable discussion and ethical debate. The CMA has produced a high-level ethical guidance document for physicians practising in this area that can be found here: CMA White Paper on Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

CMA policy

Assisted reproduction (2001; most recent)

Additional resources

Assisted Human Reproduction Canada

Government of Canada: Bill C-6:: Assisted Human Reproduction Act

World Medical Association statement on assisted reproductive technologies (2006)

Journal of Medical Ethics collection: Reproductive medicine