Friday, February 10, 2017
Posthumous conception—the process of conceiving using a partner’s eggs, sperm, or embryo after they have died—has gained popularity over recent years but still remains a contentious issue. A recent study of more than 2,000 Brits revealed that three quarters of respondents are in favor of a widow using her husband’s sperm to posthumously start a family, while two-thirds of respondents believe that a widower should be able to use his wife’s eggs posthumously. Further, 59% of the women said they would be willing to let their partners use their eggs after death, and 70% of the men are willing to let their partner use their sperm after death. As the concept becomes more widely accepted, posthumous conception is sure to claim legal victories in the upcoming years.
See Posthumous Conception: Brits Weigh In on Post Mortem Sperm and Egg Retrieval, YouTube, February 7, 2017.
Special thanks to Gabriella Arowshola (Media Liaison Executive, Markettiers) for bringing this article to my attention.