Posthumous Planning for Cryopreserved Biological Materials of Adolescent Cancer Patients

Barlevy, Dorit and Werren, Sarah and Ravitsky, Vardit. (2020) Posthumous Planning for Cryopreserved Biological Materials of Adolescent Cancer Patients. New Genetics and Society, 39 (3). pp. 271-287.

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In an Israeli qualitative study with adolescent cancer survivors and parents who had considered fertility preservation, practically all participants could not recall any discussions with healthcare providers about plans for cryopreserved biological materials in the case of death. This ! nding is surprising given recent court struggles in Israel over the posthumous use of cryopreserved sperm. In interviews with these adolescent survivors and their parents, intended future use of cryopreserved biological materials is directed for affected individuals ' reproductive purposes later in life, with hardly any consideration of others ' use of these materials for posthumous reproduction. To avoid future ethical and legal quagmires, healthcare professionals should have frank discussions with adolescents and their parents about what to do with such materials in the case of death. This paper discusses the socio- cultural and legal Israeli context and considers the ethical implications of using minors ' biological materials for posthumous assisted reproduction in Israel.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Zentrum für Jüdische Studien
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Fakultär assoziierte Institutionen > Zentrum für Jüdische Studien
UniBasel Contributors:Werren, Sarah and Barlevy, Dorit
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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