Friday, September 16, 2011
Naomi R. Cahn and Wendy Kramer have published an interesting editorial in the New York Times:
The United States has almost no rules when it comes to buying or selling sperm. In fact, no one keeps records on how much sperm is bought or sold, so we don’t even know how big the sperm market really is, or how many babies are born each year through donor sperm. The same donor can father hundreds of children, and, although his sperm must undergo some minimal testing before it is used, these tests don’t catch many genetic diseases. No laws in the United States require that donors or recipients exchange any information, identifying or otherwise...
...Ultimately, however, if we value children and their families, reform and regulation must occur.
Read their proposed solutions here.