10 major changes to ethical guidelines on assisted reproductive technology

Ongoing controversies around the rapid developments in IVF, sex selection and surrogacy have prompted the NHMRC to issue new ethics advice for assisted reproductive technology.

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These are some of the major changes in the ethical guidelines that have been updated for the first time since 2007:

  1. Reaffirm ban on sex selection for non-medical purposes
  2. Stricter criteria for out-of pocket expenses