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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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MAIRENA NAVARRO, Marco. Inconstitucionalidad del derecho a procrear en forma asistida. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2002, vol.19, n.2, pp.53-60. ISSN 2215-5287.

The techniques of assisted reproduction: in vitro fecundation, and embryo transfer, have been declared unconstitutional in Costa Rica by the Constitutional Court, adducing that human life begins with the fecundation meaning that the concept of pre-embryo does not exist, which makes the technical point of view incorrect, because it confuses the concepts of fecundation and conception; which are well distinguish in the internacional rights conventions, and also contradicting medical and forensic criteria.

Keywords : In vitro fertilization; conception; fecundation; ovule; pre-embryo; embryo transfer.

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