Italian Constitutional Court modifications of a restrictive assisted reproduction technology law significantly improve pregnancy rate

P. E Levi Setti, E. Albani, A. Cesana, P. V. Novara, E. Zannoni, A. M. Baggiani, E. Morenghi, V. Arfuso, G. Scaravelli

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Abstract

BACKGROUNDIn May 2009, the Italian Constitutional Court banned most of the limitations of a restrictive law regulating assisted reproduction technology on the grounds that it limited a couples right to have access to the best possible medical treatment and reduce any possible higher risk of complications. The aim of the study was to compare our results in fresh cycles before and after this change.MATERIALS AND METHODSWe analysed retrospectively 3274 IVF cycles: 2248 before and 1026 after the law was modified.RESULTSThere was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of age, basal FSH levels, years of infertility, the number of previous cycles or the number of oocytes retrieved but the number of oocytes used (2.7 ± 0.6 versus 4.6 ± 1.8; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-381
Number of pages6
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • assisted reproduction regulation
  • assisted reproduction technology
  • ethics and law
  • pregnancy rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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