Postmenopausal Pregnancy in the Era of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Assisted reproductive technologies allow women to achieve pregnancy at ages beyond the limits of their natural reproductive lifespans. As women seek pregnancy later in life, physicians are challenged with balancing their professional autonomy against patient autonomy. Increased parental age increases risk to mother and fetus. Legal aspects of postmenopausal women desiring fertility services will vary by location. Ethically, the principles of beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice become important factors in a physician's evaluation process. This article aims to highlight current guidelines for postmenopausal women desiring fertility services and address medical, legal, and ethical concerns that may arise when assessing these patients.
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Moutos, C. P.,
Rasouli, M. A.,
Phelps, J. Y.
Postmenopausal Pregnancy in the Era of Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 136(1),