[Judgment of 18 October 1990].

  title={[Judgment of 18 October 1990].},
  journal={Neue juristische Wochenschrift},
  • Published in Neue juristische Wochenschrift 1991
The plaintiff sued his health insurance carrier to recover the costs of freezing and storage of his sperm. The procedure was recommended by his doctor as a precautionary measure after the defendant was treated for cancer of the scrotum with radiation therapy. The court dismissed the suit, ruling that freezing and storage of sperm is not a medical treatment under the German Social Security Code and thus does not have to be covered by health insurance. It reasoned that such procedures do not… CONTINUE READING

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