René Frydman was head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive medicine from 1990 to 2010 at the hospital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, and head of the Consortium Woman Couple Embryo Child (2006-2011). He was the initiator of medically assisted procreation treatments in France. During his career, he was responsible of the research team unit INSERM 782 (2006-2010), director of education at the Faculty of Medicine PARIS XI and head of the medical project of the Bicêtre maternity hospital. He was also a member of the National Human Rights Committee (1987-1988), a member of the National Consultative Ethics Committee for Life Sciences and Health (1986-1990), and in charge of bioethics to the Minister of Health (1992). He participated in the perinatal plan in collaboration with the Secretary of State for Health (1997-1998) and was technical advisor for the Minister of Research (2001-2002).