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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sperm Donations in Victoria


PEOPLE conceived by sperm donation have different rights when it comes to accessing information about their biological parent — it all depends on the date of donation. People conceived from gametes donated after 1998 have a right to access information about donors. Donations between 1988 and 1997 allow access only with donor consent, while donations before 1988 carry no right of access. The Victorian Law Reform Committee recently urged the government to reconcile the differences. Deakin University expert in donor conception Sonia Allan — now in the US as a global health law fellow at Georgetown University — welcomes that committee's report.

Read more, and see the committee's recommendations, here.



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I love it!

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | May 3, 2012 9:21:38 PM

Interesting. Is sperm donor law in Victoria, BC pretty similar to the rest of Canada's? Why the sudden push by lawyers to reconcile donor rights?

Posted by: Louis Perkins | Oct 11, 2012 12:37:44 PM

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