Are IVF Risk-Sharing Programs Ethical?

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Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: 2014


Dr. Whipple is right to raise concerns about risk-sharing programs. However, these concerns can be alleviated by careful attention to informed consent, adherence to practice guidelines, and fair pricing structures. Clinics considering these programs must be especially vigilant in assessing whether their actions avoid conflicts of interest. Under such circumstances, risk-sharing programs may indeed be beneficial to both providers and patients — but only under such circumstances.

Suggested Citation

Francis, Leslie P., Are IVF Risk-Sharing Programs Ethical? (2014). Virtual Mentor, 6(1):17-23, 2014; University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 106. Available at SSRN:

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