Reproduction beyond menopause: How old is too old for assisted reproductive technology?

David Banh, Dara L. Havemann, John Phelps

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: Due to the recent media attention on postmenopausal women giving birth, there has been an increased scrutiny on the utility and safety of assisted reproductive technology in postmenopausal women. Objective: The purpose of this commentary is to discuss the following: 1) the limitations and complications of ART in women of advanced reproductive age; 2) the balance between the welfare of the mother and that of the child; 3) the double standards of advanced reproductive age; and 4) the importance of financial and social support systems and preconception counseling with advanced reproductive age. Conclusion: When providing in-vitro fertilization services to women of advanced reproductive age, special considerations must be given to ensure the welfare of mother and the child and that the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence are guaranteed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-370
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

Fingerprint

Assisted Reproductive Techniques
Menopause
Reproduction
Beneficence
Child Welfare
Mothers
Financial Support
Fertilization in Vitro
Social Support
Counseling
Parturition
Safety

Keywords

  • Child welfare
  • Ethics
  • In-vitro fertilization
  • Postmenopausal reproduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

Cite this

Reproduction beyond menopause : How old is too old for assisted reproductive technology? / Banh, David; Havemann, Dara L.; Phelps, John.

In: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Vol. 27, No. 7, 07.2010, p. 365-370.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Banh, David ; Havemann, Dara L. ; Phelps, John. / Reproduction beyond menopause : How old is too old for assisted reproductive technology?. In: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2010 ; Vol. 27, No. 7. pp. 365-370.
@article{ed136ba892b14255875c29399488c2bb,
title = "Reproduction beyond menopause: How old is too old for assisted reproductive technology?",
abstract = "Background: Due to the recent media attention on postmenopausal women giving birth, there has been an increased scrutiny on the utility and safety of assisted reproductive technology in postmenopausal women. Objective: The purpose of this commentary is to discuss the following: 1) the limitations and complications of ART in women of advanced reproductive age; 2) the balance between the welfare of the mother and that of the child; 3) the double standards of advanced reproductive age; and 4) the importance of financial and social support systems and preconception counseling with advanced reproductive age. Conclusion: When providing in-vitro fertilization services to women of advanced reproductive age, special considerations must be given to ensure the welfare of mother and the child and that the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence are guaranteed.",
keywords = "Child welfare, Ethics, In-vitro fertilization, Postmenopausal reproduction",
author = "David Banh and Havemann, {Dara L.} and John Phelps",
year = "2010",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1007/s10815-010-9418-3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "27",
pages = "365--370",
journal = "Journal of in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer",
issn = "0740-7769",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Reproduction beyond menopause

T2 - How old is too old for assisted reproductive technology?

AU - Banh, David

AU - Havemann, Dara L.

AU - Phelps, John

PY - 2010/7

Y1 - 2010/7

N2 - Background: Due to the recent media attention on postmenopausal women giving birth, there has been an increased scrutiny on the utility and safety of assisted reproductive technology in postmenopausal women. Objective: The purpose of this commentary is to discuss the following: 1) the limitations and complications of ART in women of advanced reproductive age; 2) the balance between the welfare of the mother and that of the child; 3) the double standards of advanced reproductive age; and 4) the importance of financial and social support systems and preconception counseling with advanced reproductive age. Conclusion: When providing in-vitro fertilization services to women of advanced reproductive age, special considerations must be given to ensure the welfare of mother and the child and that the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence are guaranteed.

AB - Background: Due to the recent media attention on postmenopausal women giving birth, there has been an increased scrutiny on the utility and safety of assisted reproductive technology in postmenopausal women. Objective: The purpose of this commentary is to discuss the following: 1) the limitations and complications of ART in women of advanced reproductive age; 2) the balance between the welfare of the mother and that of the child; 3) the double standards of advanced reproductive age; and 4) the importance of financial and social support systems and preconception counseling with advanced reproductive age. Conclusion: When providing in-vitro fertilization services to women of advanced reproductive age, special considerations must be given to ensure the welfare of mother and the child and that the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence are guaranteed.

KW - Child welfare

KW - Ethics

KW - In-vitro fertilization

KW - Postmenopausal reproduction

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77956403874&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77956403874&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10815-010-9418-3

DO - 10.1007/s10815-010-9418-3

M3 - Article

C2 - 20454846

AN - SCOPUS:77956403874

VL - 27

SP - 365

EP - 370

JO - Journal of in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer

JF - Journal of in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer

SN - 0740-7769

IS - 7

ER -