Living A.R.T.

23 Hastings Women's Law Journal 73 (2012)

13 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2013

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Jaime S. King

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: January 13, 2012


In this narrative, Professor Jaime King explores her personal experience as a patient undergoing in vitro fertilization after studying the procedure as part of her doctoral dissertation in Health Policy and Ethics. Professor King reveals the challenges of being a patient when faced with medical uncertainty and a more paternalistic-minded physician. She then argues in favor of changing informed consent law and physician practice patterns to promote the use of shared decision-making in order to improve medical decision-making in the context of I.V.F.

Keywords: assisted reproduction, informed consent, shared decision making, IVF

Suggested Citation

King, Jaime S., Living A.R.T. (January 13, 2012). 23 Hastings Women's Law Journal 73 (2012) . Available at SSRN:

Jaime S. King (Contact Author)

University of California Hastings College of the Law ( email )

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
415-581-0415 (Phone)

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