Proceedings of the New York University School of Medicine Reproductive Ethics Conference: Challenges and Solutions
The Reproductive Ethics Challenges and Solutions Conference was held on April 13, 2019, in New York, New York, and hosted by the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Ethics, and Continuing Education at New York University Langone Health and School of Medicine. Drs. Quinn, Keefe, and Caplan organized a full day of expert speakers, as well as a screening of a documentary film about sperm donors and their children (Thank You For Coming) and a subsequent patient panel representing multiple perspectives: a “donor kid,” a male cancer survivor who used fertility preservation prior to his treatment, and a female unaffected carrier who used fertility preservation prior to prophylactic surgery. The sessions encompassed a broad range of timely ethical and legal issues related to oocyte and sperm donation; direct to consumer testing; elective oocyte and sperm cryopreservation; fertility preservation for patients facing gonadotoxic therapy; transgender and non-binary persons’ interest...
Thank you Drs. Shaw, Yoder, Blakemore, Weidenbaum, and Friedlander with your assistance with reviewing manuscripts.