Skip to comments.Childless couples denied as anonymity loss scares egg and sperm donors
Posted on 06/26/2008 7:04:12 AM PDT by Bushwacker777
"The removal of anonymity from sperm and egg donors has provoked a crisis in fertility treatment that is denying couples the chance to try for a baby.
Infertility therapy with donated sperm has collapsed to the lowest levels since records began, according to the first official figures, seen by The Times, since the Government banned anonymous donation in 2005.
The number of women treated with donated sperm fell by about 20 per cent, from 2,727 in 2005 to 2,107 in 2006, the first full year after the change. The number of donor insemination treatment cycles fell by 30 per cent over the same period.
Egg donation is also in serious decline: the number of treatments using shared eggs, offered by women in return for a discount on IVF, fell by 40 per cent between 2004 and 2006. "
(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...
What man is going to donate sperm if it might lead to a paternity suit and child support years down the line?
Good, when you can’t have kids naturally, God is telling you something.
I think it is good. Men need to stop and think...hey I’m making a baby.
If everything else in Nature is sacrosanct, why are we meddling in Nature’s plan that says “your genes cannot go forward into the pool?”
Not quite inclusive enough, it should read:
Good, when you cant have INSULIN naturally, God is telling you something.
“What man is going to donate sperm if it might lead to a paternity suit and child support years down the line?”
Laws in Europe and in the USA shield donors from any parental obligations whether the donation is annonomous or not. The only cases where suits have hit donors is when a woman has a friend donate to her and no legal contract exists to make sure he is not obligated as a parent.
No, you really aren’t cheating nature. If a man is sterile, and his wife isn’t, then it’s your genes and her’s going into the gene pool — his will go extinct. In that respect it could be rather eugenic.
“The removal of anonymity from sperm and egg donors has provoked a crisis in fertility treatment that is denying couples the chance to try for a baby.”
::sniffsniff:: B...b...but that is soooo unfayerrrrr!!
AWwWWwww...How can they have a BAAAAA...by?
Lord, I am so sick of whining.....
Making babies with “donated” sperm or eggs is against nature. People who can’t have a child the normal way, should not have one, except through adoption.
“Good, when you cant have kids naturally, God is telling you something.”
So what is God telling you when your thyroid goes haywire, your heart beats irregularly, your kidneys falter? I guess we should just let people like that die or suffer?
How are the Dems going to have babies if the have to depend on the balls of Conservatives?
“People who cant have a child the normal way, should not have one...”
People whose kidneys can’t clean out impurities the “normal” way, shouldn’t have dialysis. People whose hearts don’t beat the normal way, shouldn’t have pacemakers put in.
I could go on and on.
They destroyed adoption, now this.
So, you thought all those pills, antibiotics and vaccines grew on trees and herbs? I wonder if you practise what you preach...
I'm not sure that an offspring necessarily needs to meet the donor, but in this age of genetic screening, and when we are finding out more and more diseases have a genetic propensity, I think it might be a good thing for people to have access to at least their genetic history.
Two Answers. (one troll, one not troll I’ll let you figure it out).
1) Insulin doesn’t require the slaughtering of innocent human babies. IVF is one step above stem-cell research.
2) God is perfect, everything God does is perfect, God created every human being, for us to admit some human beings aren’t perfect means that God screwed up. I’m not going to tell God He screwed up - are you?
People whose bodies don’t produce insulin should not get insulin? People whose bodies cannot fight off infection should not get antibiotics? People whose bone marrow cannot produce cells should not get marrow transpants?
This poster must have a perfect body and only be willing to live on a planet with others the same.
It doesn’t help any either that the courts have ruled that the sperm donor can be sued for child support.
As a parent of two type 1’s I’m loving your sarcasm.
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