What precisely is the crime?

Two men in England have been convicted of providing (fresh) sperm without a licence. Brendan O’Neill weighs in.

Posted in science. 1 Comment »

One Response to “What precisely is the crime?”

  1. monado Says:

    I think the point is that they separate the donor from the recipient, without legally removing the donor’s child support responsibility and without guaranteeing that the sperm is disease-free and defect-free. You’d think that perhaps a caveat would be good enough, but there’s a lot of overhead in those guarantees: apparently only 1% of prospective donors are accepted. We’re a long way from the days when medical residents used to provide fresh sperm for in vitro or in vivo artificial insemination.

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