Publication
Title
To transfer or not to transfer : the case of comprehensive chromosome screening of the in vitro embryo
Author
Abstract
The screening of in vitro embryos resulting from in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment for chromosomal abnormalities (aneuploidies) has as a primary aim to help patients achieve a successful pregnancy. Most IVF centers will not transfer aneuploid embryos, as they have an enhanced risk of leading to implantation failure and miscarriage. However, some aneuploidies, such as trisomy-21, can lead to viable pregnancies and to children with a variable health prognosis, and some prospective parents may request transfer of such embryos. I present two cases where the testing for and detection of trisomy-21 can lead to conflicts between IVF professionals and patients and argue that in most such cases respect for choices of patients should prevail.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Health Care Analysis. - Chichester
Publication
Chichester : 2015
ISSN
1065-3058
Volume/pages
23:2(2015), p. 197-206
ISI
000353287800007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 02.10.2015
Last edited 04.05.2017