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Pre-IVF egg-screening test criticised by SPUC

2 February 2012

SPUC has criticised a Scottish IVF centre for introducing a technique to screen eggs for genetic abnormalities.

The Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine claims that the screening will improve the outcomes of IVF treatment.

SPUC Scotland said: "Even if egg-screening helps to increase the number of births following IVF, it will still be the case that the vast majority of embryos created in the laboratory will not be born. IVF demeans human dignity by reducing procreation to quality-controlled, factory-like production.

"Doctors should instead be pursuing the far more successful ethical alternatives to IVF." [Herald, 28 January]

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