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How medical ethical principles are applied in treatment with artificial insemination by donors (AID) in Hunan, China: effective practice at the Reproductive and Genetic Hospital of CITIC-Xiangya
  1. L J Li,
  2. G X Lu
  1. Institute of Human Reproduction and Stem Cell Engineering of Central South University, Changsha, China
  1. Correspondence to:
 L Li-jun
 Institute of Human Reproduction and Stem Cell Engineering of Central South University, 84 Xiangya road, Changsha, China (Mail Box: 118), Postcode 410078;;


This paper investigates the efficiency of application of medical ethics principles in the practice of artificial insemination by donors (AID) in China, in a culture characterised by traditional ethical values and disapproval of AID. The paper presents the ethical approach to AID treatment as established by the Reproduction and Genetics Hospital of CITIC-Xiangya (CITIC Hunan-Yale Approach) in the central southern area of China against the social ethical background of China and describes its general features. The CITIC-Xiangya Approach facilitates the implementation of ethical relations between clinicians and patients participating in AID treatment procedures in Hunan-Yale.

  • China
  • Hunan-Yale pattern
  • ethical principles
  • traditional social culture background
  • treatment for artificial insemination with donor

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  • This study has received approval from Hunan-Yale Ethics Committee for Reproductive Medicine.

    Xiangya is the pinyin of Hunan-Yale.

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