Corpus ID: 33678299


  • Published 2016
A sperm donor will be biological father of every child produced as a result of his donation. However, he is not intended to be a legal father. Sperm can be stored for as long as twenty years. However, only 50% of the sperm cells survive that time and have normal capability to fertilize the egg. The first successful artificial insemination of a woman with her husband's sperm was recorded in 1790. However, it took centuries for human society to accept the idea to use the sperm of a man other than… Expand


Artificial insemination with donor sperm (AID): heterogeneity in sperm banking facilities in a single country (Belgium)
A wide variation in methods associated with sperm banking is observed in Belgian centres, and different criteria for donor acceptance are handled by the centres: donor age limits range from 18-25 to 36-46 years old, and thresholds for sperm normality differ considerably. Expand
Death and conception.
It is concluded that there appears to be no adverse effect of posthumous assisted reproduction, but this finding might be premature; the report asserts the need for responsible accounting on the part of fertility clinics and calls for fairness, transparency and patience to help the bereaved reach an unbiased yet informed decision. Expand
Posthumous assisted reproduction.
  • G. Nakhuda
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Seminars in reproductive medicine
  • 2010
Most experts agree that explicit written consent forms signed at the time of cryopreservation are the best method to minimize some of the controversy involved with PAR. Expand
“Obligated Aliens”: Recognizing Sperm Donors’ Ethical Obligation to Disclose Genetic Information
  • S. Tamir
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal
  • 2013
The paper delineates and conceptualizes the suggested (potentially reciprocal) duty and argues that it is not the genetic link between the donor and the donor-conceived child that binds donors by said duty, but rather social responsibility. Expand
Does age of the sperm donor influence live birth outcome in assisted reproduction?
Live birth and miscarriage occurrence in assisted reproduction treatment using donor sperms was not found to be affected by the age of sperm donors up to 45 years old, suggesting a safe upper age limit for sperm donors. Expand
Recipients' views on payment of sperm donors.
To recipients of sperm donation, a small financial return served as a symbolic acknowledgement of the donor's contribution and helped secure the type of relationship they expected from their donor and identified several ways in which donor payment offered advantages to their own position as (future) parents. Expand
Sperm bank failed to reveal donor’s criminal record and schizophrenia, couple alleges
  • O. Dyer
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 2015
A Canadian same sex couple is suing a US sperm bank for misrepresenting the achievements and identity of the donor who is the biological father of their son, after they discovered his name through aExpand
Semen production in adolescent cancer patients.
BACKGROUND The influence of an accompanying person (parent, guardian or nurse) on the ability of an adolescent (post-pubescent, <20 years of age) to produce a semen sample for cryopreservation, isExpand
Genetic evaluation procedures at sperm banks in the United States.
There is variability in the education and informed consent processes for semen donor applicants, including variable communication about the limitations of genetic tests and the potential implications for the donors' own children. Expand
How to kill gamete donation: retrospective legislation and donor anonymity.
  • G. Pennings
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Human reproduction
  • 2012
It is concluded that the justification for introducing retrospective law is lacking: the conditions are not fulfilled and retroactive laws in the context of gamete donation may jeopardize the whole practice by destroying the trust of candidate donors and recipients in the government. Expand