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Infertility and Islamic Ethics

In Islam, seeking a cure for infertility is not only permissible but encouraged, against a backdrop that a recent report showed that compared to a 10 per cent infertility rate worldwide, infertility in the MENA region is approximately 16 per cent.

However, assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization, as well as cryopreservation, each raise a variety of unique ethical concerns. The WISH Infertility and Islamic Ethicsreport will provide a historical overview of these interventions in the region, while tackling the most pressing ethical issues from an Islamic perspective.