No longer anonymous in Germany
The German Supreme Court has ruled that children of any age may request the identity of their biological father.
No love, no marriage, just the baby carriage
You’ve heard of hook-up sites for people who just want sex, but not marriage and kids. But sites for people who just want kids, but not marriage and sex?
Fatherhood: superannuated or evergreen?
Has sperm donation made the status of fathers obsolete? Several items popped up in the media this week which give different answers.
UK opens national sperm bank
The UK has given a new twist to the one of the oldest arguments for trade protectionism, coddling an infant industry, by launching a national sperm bank.
US doctors update gamete donation guidelines
IVF doctors have updated guidelines for gamete donation in the light of a growing recognition that offspring have a right to their genetic heritage.
“We have a right to know our parents”
There are calls for a change in birth certificate regulations after a woman conceived by sperm donation had her adopted father erased as parent.
Not your everyday, dull-as-dishwater paternity case
An investigation at the University of Utah is testing the presumption that IVF clinics are delivering babies who are the biological children of their clients.
Why are we condemning sperm donor anonymity, asks bioethicist
A policy of non-anonymity may even be socially harmful.
An early progenitor of IVF?
“The strange tale of how 500 women were helped to conceive after the first world war”.
Why is sperm donation so funny? Or is it?
At Thanksgiving comes the latest instalment, Delivery Man.
14-year-old girl forced to become pregnant with donor sperm
An unnamed woman in the UK has been jailed for five years after artificially inseminating her 14-year-old adopted daughter in order to get another child.
Parents needn’t tell donor children their origins’ says leading British think-tank
Should parents be required to tell donor children of their origins? An influential British think-tank says No.
Danish sperm donor privacy controversy
The government health agency in Denmark is reconsidering its policy on the anonymity of sperm donors after failing to prevent the transmission of disease through sperm banks.
Israeli sperm donor wants his stuff back
A fascinating case is unfolding in Israel pitting a anonymous sperm donor against a woman who demands his sperm.
Does a sperm donor have the duties of a father?
The debate over parental duties of sperm donors has flared up again - this time in response to an American man being sued for medical expenses of the child of his donated sperm.
German sperm donor children gain right to know fathers
Donor sperm families are happy families, Australian researchers find
Gab Kovacs finds that sperm donor families function just as well as other families.
Legal adventures 2: gay sperm donor hit for child support 13 years later
A gay man in the UK has been startled to learn that he will have to pay child support for two children he fathered – 13 years after the first child was born.
“A major evolutionary leap for women”: celebrity sperm donation in UK
Yesterday a British entrepreneur launched a celebrity sperm donor service.
“The new sexual predators”
They say that history is written by the winners. A new twist on this maxim is that bioethics is written by the powerful. But what if bioethics were written by the disempowered?
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