The donation and transfer of human gametes eggs and sperm for reproductive purposes raises many important and difficult questions. Some of these relate directly to policy and practice; others are more conceptual. Gamete donation occupies an interesting position within bioethics, having something in common both with other forms of donation blood and organs, for example and with reproductive technologies not involving donation ranging from IVF through to more controversial areas like cloning, embryo selection, and genetic modification. It also shares some features with adoption and surrogacy , practices which also arguably at least involve the transfer or delegation of parental duties and rights. See entries on cloning , eugenics , feminist perspectives on reproduction and the family , the donation of human organs , and parenthood and procreation. First, this entry focuses on the donation of human gametes for reproductive purposes , as opposed to for research.
Why Sperm Donation is Bad for Dads and Kids
The Overlooked Emotional Side of Sperm Donations - The Atlantic
In fact, at a college campus with Princetonian SAT scores, eggs usually go for much more than that. Clearly, selling your eggs is a relatively easy way to make a lot of money. But is it a good way? To address the question of a market for ova, I will start by examining the moral status of my own eggs. Most of them are, at present, physically a part of me, just like the teeth in my head, the blood in my veins, and the kidneys in my lower back. I apologize to the squeamish reader, but I find bioethics comes easier with the recollection that certain blobs of tissues can write and read articles. They are like my kidneys and my teeth in that I cannot produce more of them, though they differ in that most eggs are superfluous; only a tiny fraction are ever ovulated.
The Overlooked Emotions of Sperm Donation
The register it proposes represents an intolerable intrusion into the lives of subfertile couples and stigmatises them and their children. The Bill has not dealt with legal parenthood after surrogacy but only after donor conception. The proposed legislation has, therefore, failed to deliver on the very problem which originally prompted its inception though it is now understood that surrogacy will be dealt with in a separate Bill next year.
Beyond the scientific progress in assisted reproductive technologies ART , it is necessary to discuss the ethical considerations behind these advances. Ethical issues concerning sperm donation have been considered and discussed by government and non-governmental agencies, the public, media and academic institutions in many countries. Recommendations and guidelines concerning sperm donation issues vary from country to country and between professional groups within countries.