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Préservation dite « sociétale » de la fertilité de la femme

Abstract : The possibility of keeping a woman's oocytes by freezing, a practice authorised in France for medical indications or for egg donation, has revolutionised the management of female infertility. In parallel to the emergence of this technique, the demand for ovocyte self-preservation without medical reason and without condition of donation seems to have increased considerably, particularly in response to changes in society which have pushed back of the average age of maternity confronting reduced fertility.
Thus, the objective of this dissertation is to present, during the current period of revision in bioethics law, a support for reflection on the issues and conditions surrounding a possible legalisation of this societal preservation of female fertility.
This work was carried out through the development of a questionnaire to collect the women's opinion on the subject, and also evaluate their knowledge on female fertility and assess their personal wish for access to this technique.
The results of this questionnaire showed that the majority of the women questioned are in favour of the legalisation of the societal preservation of female fertility and that a substantial proportion would like to benefit from it. Moreover, the responses generated reflection on the various ethical and economic questions raised by this practice, particularly concerning the role of medicine in society and the boundaries between the normal and the pathological. Finally, conditions for its establishment have been brought forward, such as age limits and the provision of complete and appropriate information.
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Léa Frigout. Préservation dite « sociétale » de la fertilité de la femme. Santé publique et épidémiologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-03139017⟩



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