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Reproductive Medicine: Need for Regulation and Discussion

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Reproductive Medicine: Need for Regulation and Discussion

Egg donation, embryo donation, surrogacy – many things are possible in reproductive medicine today. In Germany, however, several of the new procedures are prohibited by the Embryo Protection Act, while others are not legally regulated. Experts say that the law, which dates back to 1990, no longer does justice to medical and social developments due to its purely penal nature. A debate on legal, medical, ethical and psychosocial aspects is long overdue.

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New techniques in reproductive medicine - what speaks in favor and what against?

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Why in vitro fertilization (IVF) often leads to risky multiple pregnancies in Germany.

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Preventive freezing of the egg cells, clarification of possible risks with simple blood tests - how does this affect society?

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The Leopoldina hosts symposia, lectures and discussions about reproductive medicine. (German)

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The Leopoldina publishes statements and discussion papers about reproductive medicine. (German)

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Scientists from various fields are conducting reseach on reproductive medicine. (German)

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