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Chapter 8 - Initiation of Pregnancy

from Section 3 - Professionally Responsible Clinical Practice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 November 2019

Laurence B. McCullough
Affiliation:
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
John H. Coverdale
Affiliation:
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
Frank A. Chervenak
Affiliation:
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Summary

This chapter provides an ethical framework for decision making about initiation of pregnancy.

Obstetrician-gynecologists play two important roles in the initiation of pregnancy. The first is the medically assisted initiation of pregnancy, usually to manage infertility in the female patient or her partner or both. The second is preconception counseling to anticipate and prevent ethical challenges in assisted initiation of pregnancy.

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Print publication year: 2019

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