Some worry it may have unintended consequences for couples looking to use IVF to grow their families
Dr. Alan Martinez speaks with Radio MD about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v. Wade and the concern of the future of assisted reproductive technology. He addresses many pressing questions and their implications to fertility treatment given the new ruling.
For example, what is determined as life during the IVF process when embryos are created and not all the embryos are used? Are future lawmakers going to push to restrict the disposing of the embryos that patients do not want to use?
Overall, reproductive endocrinologists are concerned that the recent decision may lead to a restriction of potentially terminating pregnancies that are unhealthy for medical reasons.