Médecine de la Reproduction


Welcoming donors under the new bioethics law Volume 25, issue 4, Octobre-Novembre-Décembre 2023

1 Psychologue clinicienne, Cecos, service de la reproduction et unité Defe (développement embryonnaire, fertilité, environnement) UMR Inserm 1203, Universités Toulouse III et Montpelier. Hôpital Paule de Viguier, CHU Toulouse, Toulouse, France
2 Psychologue clinicienne, Cecos, service de la reproduction, CHU Rennes, Rennes, France
* Tirés à part : N. Nouri

Gamete donation is governed by ethical rules under the aegis of the French Bioethics Act since 1994. This legislation has been recently amended to bring it into line with social expectations. This reform has implications on the potential donors profils and motivations. Welcoming donors under these new conditions is an opportunity to offer them a place and time to reflect on their act of giving and the meaning of it.