Infertility: Leftover embryos

June 13, 2018

Have you broached the topic of frozen embryos with your patients? What was their response?

The booming assisted reproduction industry has resulted in hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos kept in cold storage facilities across the nation. The matter of the eventual disposition of these embryos raises philosophical questions about the beginning of life, the definition of family, and even legal custody of the embryos. Increasingly, families, clinics and courts are being forced to grapple with these issues.

Have you broached the topic of frozen embryos with your patients? What was their response?