oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Embryo experimentation: legal aspects in a comparative perspective

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



In the case of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) we are dealing with a more complex ethico-legal as well as a factually more multidimensional situation than is usual in the traditional doctor-patient relationship. Above and beyond this "bilateral relationship" we must also consider the welfare of the prospective child. Thus, in effect, we have a problem with "three corners", all of which need to be considered.

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