Laura Witjens, the chief executive of the bank, suggested that they will seek to boost numbers by urging potential donors to prove themselves to be a man. Seventeen years ago I was unable to prove my manhood in this way, and so I became a father of a child through assisted conception with donor insemination. On a rational level I was accepting of the situation.
Daresbury-based clinic is concerned about the many pitfalls of seeking sperm from unlicensed donors. Desperate would-be mums are risking serious sexual health problems by sleeping with strangers in a bid to get pregnant, fertility experts have warned. The license means clinics are bound by strict rules and guidelines where donors are rigorously tested for medical and genetic conditions.
L ouis used to cycle to the sperm bank, his deposit in a bag. He needed to make it in good time to preserve the contents of each specimen jar, which he placed in a warmed cabinet when he arrived. In the evenings, when men arrived after work, there would sometimes be social events at the sperm bank, with tea and cake.
I argue that although perhaps an improvement on the previous legal framework, these laws are problematic for three important reasons. First, they are prone to violating parental rights and unjustly imposing substantial burdens on individuals. Second, they are discriminatory.
Techniques to freeze sperm were invented in the s, giving way to sperm banks. The first baby created with a donor egg was born in Australia inand egg donor agencies have been around since the early s. More than 20 percent of in vitro fertilization-related births in the U.
A friend had told him about the process, but he had not put any serious thought into it. Michael Linden Credit: Joe Armao.
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