Afternoon Symposium - ISAR Symposium: Third-party Reproduction
Time:3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Location:HCC311 - Hawaii Convention Center
Narendra Malhotra, M.D. (Chair), Global Rainbow Healthcare
Jaideep Malhotra, M.D., Indian College of Obsetrics and Gynecology
Manish R. Banker, M.D., Nova IVI Fertility
Duru S. Shah, M.D., Gynaecworld- The Center for Women’s Health & Fertility
Needs Assessment and Description
Third-party reproduction has become a mainstay in the armamentarium of assisted reproductive technology (ART) practice. More and more couples are seeking to have babies with the involvement of a third party (donor sperm, donor eggs, surrogate mothers). This rise is due to a medical need for cases of untreatable azoospermia, premature ovarian failure, disorders of the uterus, and many medical diseases that make carrying a pregnancy difficult and risky. There is also a demand from single parents and same-sex couples.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Describe the intricacies of oocyte donation.
- Explain how surrogacy works.
- Summarize the need for and legal aspects of cross- border reproduction (shipping of sperm, oocytes, and embryos).
- Explore the ethical and legal aspects of this complex mode of reproduction, with attention to how aspects differ in various countries and various religions.
Which of the following best describes gestational surrogacy?
a. A woman becomes pregnant with assisted reproductive technology using her own eggs.
b. The ovum of the surrogate is used for embryo creation via in vitro fertilization.
c. The sperm of the male of the commissioning couple is used to inseminate the surrogate woman.
d. The intended mother receives a donor embryo from a third party.
e. The surrogate is not genetically related to the child.