ART Informed Consent Form Developed

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The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) has developed an informed consent form for use by physicians when offering a host of assisted reproductive technology (ART) services, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching, and embryo cryopreservation.

The form provides an overview and explanation of each of these services, describes how it is performed, and explains the risks for both the patient and any resulting children.

At 20 pages long, the form explains all the medications that might be used, how the eggs will be retrieved as well as the associated risks, and how the embryos are cultured in the laboratory and then transferred. In addition, the form goes on to explain in considerable detail all the potential adjunct services.

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