Reproductive Techniques, Assisted

Publication Title: 
Fertility and Sterility

The research published to date does not show a definitive positive impact of acupuncture on IVF success rates. However, researchers seem to lack traditional scientific practices when interpreting the data.

Author(s): 
Domar, Alice D.
Publication Title: 
Fertility and Sterility

Two randomized trials provide suggestive evidence that acupuncture might be an effective adjunctive therapy in assisted reproductive technologies, leading to improved pregnancy rates. However, additional research addressing remaining scientific and methodologic issues is needed before routine use of acupuncture can be recommended.

Author(s): 
Myers, Evan R.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has recently been studied in assisted reproductive treatment (ART) although its role in reproductive medicine is still debated. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of acupuncture in the outcomes of ART.

Author(s): 
Cheong, Ying C.
Hung Yu Ng, Ernest
Ledger, William L.
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the impact of acupuncture on the outcome of in-vitro fertilization treatment using data from published randomized studies. The main outcome measure of interest is the clinical pregnancy rate. RECENT FINDINGS: Fourteen relevant trials including 2870 women were examined. Significant clinical and statistical heterogeneity were encountered among the studies.

Author(s): 
El-Toukhy, Tarek
Khalaf, Yakoub
Publication Title: 
Fertility and Sterility

The research published to date does not show a definitive positive impact of acupuncture on IVF success rates. However, researchers seem to lack traditional scientific practices when interpreting the data.

Author(s): 
Domar, Alice D.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has recently been studied in assisted reproductive treatment (ART) although its role in reproductive medicine is still debated. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of acupuncture in the outcomes of ART.

Author(s): 
Cheong, Ying C.
Hung Yu Ng, Ernest
Ledger, William L.
Publication Title: 
PLoS biology
Author(s): 
Blackburn, Elizabeth
Rowley, Janet
Publication Title: 
University of Toledo Law Review. University of Toledo. College of Law

This essay reviews how cloning techniques may be used for therapeutic purposes, analyzes ethical implications, and makes recommendations for public policy discourse. Although cloning may bring many potential benefits, they remain uncertain. Furthermore, human embryo research is morally problematic. Therefore, alternatives to human cloning for therapeutic aims should be sought at present. In addition to central ethical issues, public discourse should maintain an emphasis on the value of the human embryo over scientific expediency, the relativity of health, and the principle of justice.

Author(s): 
Hanson, M. J.
Publication Title: 
Christian Bioethics

Roman Catholic bioethics seems to be caught in a paradox. On the one hand it is committed to the natural law tradition and the power of reason to understand the structures of creation and the moral law. On the other hand there is a greater and greater appeal to Scripture and revelation. The tradition maintains that reason is capable of understanding the rational structures of reality and that ethics is properly built on metaphysics. In this way ethics, bioethics, is non-sectarian.

Author(s): 
Smith, Russell E.
Publication Title: 
Bioethics

Certain restrictions on public funding for assisted reproductive technology (ART) are articulated and defended by recourse to a distinction between medical infertility and social infertility. We propose that underlying the prioritization of medical infertility is a vision of medicine whose proper role is to restore but not to improve upon nature. We go on to mark moral responses that speak of investments many continue to make in nature as properly an object of reverence and gratitude and therein (sometimes) a source of moral guidance.

Author(s): 
Carter, Drew
Braunack-Mayer, Annette

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