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The Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Impacted by Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Croatia

Erden Radončić

Keywords : Assisted reproductive technology, Ethical issues, Legislation

Citation Information : Radončić E. The Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Impacted by Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Croatia. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2023; 17 (1):74-78.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1953

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: While assisted reproductive technology (ART), including in vitro fertilization (IVF), has given hope to millions of couples suffering from infertility, it has also introduced countless ethical, legal, and social challenges. The objective of this paper is to identify the influence of legislation and discuss various ethical, legal, and social aspects of ART in Croatia through various periods after its introduction in infertility treatment. Scope of review: This paper gives a short review and depicts the ethical, legal, and social challenges they introduce influenced by past and contemporary legislation in Croatia. Conclusion: In the future, advancing technology is likely to exacerbate the existing and open even more new ethical, legal, and social challenges. The ethical issues surrounding ART are complex and multifaceted, and they can be difficult to navigate. ART is directly challenging society to reevaluate the way in which human life, social justice, and equality are viewed. This is especially true for legislation whom which is expected to modify existing laws to accommodate the unique contemporary challenges created by ART.

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