Bioethical considerations

Ophra Leyser-Whalen, Erma Lawson, Arlene Macdonald, Jeff R. Temple, John Y. Phelps

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The clinical literature notes that pregnancy has become an expected benefit of solid organ transplant. Establishing "best practices" in the management of this particular transplant population requires careful consideration of the ethical dimensions, broadly speaking, of posttransplant pregnancies and these women's lived experiences. In this article, we present the current clinical and social science posttransplant pregnancy research. We specifically address the psychosocial and ethical issues surrounding preconception counseling and posttransplant health quality of life and mothering and suggest areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1266-1277
Number of pages12
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • ethics
  • health quality of life
  • organ transplantation
  • pregnancy
  • psychosocial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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