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Updated status of assisted reproductive technology activities in the Asia‐Oceania region.

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  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Committee, Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
      Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
      Ashwini Maternity and Surgical Hospital, Mumbai, India
      Ninewells Care Mother and Baby Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    • Abstract:
      Abstract: Aim: To report on a descriptive survey on the availability, regulation and funding issues of assisted reproductive technology (ART) activities in member countries of the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG). Methods: A survey questionnaire was initially sent out to representatives of the 28 member national societies of AOFOG in 2015, and final verification and compilation of data were completed in November 2017. Results: A response was received from 24 countries. Artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization treatments were available in 23 and 22 of them respectively. Of the 23 responding countries where ART activities were carried out, these were governed by legislation or national regulations in 12 of them, and 15 had a national registry, to which reporting was compulsory in 11 of them. Only Australia, Nepal, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia allowed ART treatment for both single men and women, while only Australia and New Zealand allowed ART treatment for homosexual couples. In Vietnam, ART treatment was allowed only for single women (but not men) from the same country. In Israel, only single or homosexual women but not men were allowed to receive ART treatment. Government subsidy was available for artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization treatments in 10 and 9 responding countries respectively. Compensation to gamete donors and surrogate mothers were allowed in some countries, mostly on the basis of covering the medical treatment cost and compensation for leave from work. Conclusion: There is great diversity in the availability of various forms of ART treatments, their regulations and data‐monitoring mechanisms, as well as funding issues, among Asian‐Oceanic countries. Availability of ART activities involving donor gametes or surrogacy, or those for nonheterosexual unions, is still limited in this region.
    • Journal Subset:
      Asia; Biomedical; Peer Reviewed
    • ISSN:
      1341-8076
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9612761
    • Publication Date:
      20180927
    • Publication Date:
      20191111
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13742
    • Accession Number:
      131909671
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LI, H. W. R. et al. Updated status of assisted reproductive technology activities in the Asia‐Oceania region. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research, [s. l.], v. 44, n. 9, p. 1667–1672, 2018. DOI 10.1111/jog.13742. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131909671. Acesso em: 21 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Li HWR, Tank J, Haththotuwa R, on behalf of Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Updated status of assisted reproductive technology activities in the Asia‐Oceania region. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research. 2018;44(9):1667-1672. doi:10.1111/jog.13742
    • APA:
      Li, H. W. R., Tank, J., Haththotuwa, R., & on behalf of Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (2018). Updated status of assisted reproductive technology activities in the Asia‐Oceania region. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research, 44(9), 1667–1672. https://doi.org/10.1111/jog.13742
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Li, H. W. Raymond, Jaydeep Tank, Rohana Haththotuwa, and on behalf of Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018. “Updated Status of Assisted Reproductive Technology Activities in the Asia‐Oceania Region.” Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research 44 (9): 1667–72. doi:10.1111/jog.13742.
    • Harvard:
      Li, H. W. R. et al. (2018) ‘Updated status of assisted reproductive technology activities in the Asia‐Oceania region’, Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research, 44(9), pp. 1667–1672. doi: 10.1111/jog.13742.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Li, HWR, Tank, J, Haththotuwa, R & on behalf of Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2018, ‘Updated status of assisted reproductive technology activities in the Asia‐Oceania region’, Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 1667–1672, viewed 21 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Li, H. W.Raymond, et al. “Updated Status of Assisted Reproductive Technology Activities in the Asia‐Oceania Region.” Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research, vol. 44, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 1667–1672. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/jog.13742.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Li, H. W. Raymond, Jaydeep Tank, Rohana Haththotuwa, and on behalf of Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. “Updated Status of Assisted Reproductive Technology Activities in the Asia‐Oceania Region.” Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research 44, no. 9 (September 2018): 1667–72. doi:10.1111/jog.13742.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Li HWR, Tank J, Haththotuwa R, on behalf of Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Updated status of assisted reproductive technology activities in the Asia‐Oceania region. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research [Internet]. 2018 Sep [cited 2020 Sep 21];44(9):1667–72. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131909671