Recommendations of the Warnock Committee
Lancet. 1984 Jul 28; 2(8396): 217-218.
Reproduced here are the recommendations of Britain's Committee of Inquiry Into Human Fertilisation and Embryology (the Warnock Committee). The Committee first addressed the need to establish a regulatory authority to monitor infertility services and research, and to license practitioners and facilities offering such services. Among the other topics taken up were artificial insemination; sperm, ovum, and embryo donation; in vitro fertilization; use of frozen sperm, ova, and embryos; research with embryos; informed consent of participants; disposal of embryos; National Health Service planning; legal implications; and surrogate motherhood arrangements. (KIE abstract)
Advisory Committees; Artificial Insemination; Confidentiality; Cryopreservation; Consent; Donors; Embryo Donation; Embryo Research; Embryo Transfer; Embryos; Fetal Research; Government; Health; Hybrids; In Vitro Fertilization; Infertility; Informed Consent; Legal Aspects; Mothers; Ovum; Ovum Donors; Property Rights; Public Participation; Public Policy; Property; Regulation; Remuneration; Reproductive Technologies; Research; Resource Allocation; Rights; Semen Donors; Sex Preselection; Sperm; Standards; Surrogate Mothers;