TITLE

An overview of the necessities involved in sperm donation: donors' and recipients' ethical commitments

AUTHOR(S)
Jahromi Kashafi, E.
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Journal of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences;1/15/2014, Vol. 11, p142
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have become increasingly popular over the past several decades. The advances in human sperm cryopreservation in the past 50 years and the creation of sperm banks have facilitated the increase in artificial insemination with donor sperm (AID). In cases of severe male infertility, the use of donor sperm is the only approach to infertility treatment. Sperm donation is indicated in cases of untreatable male infertility, and inheritable diseases. The preferred source for sperm donation is a certified sperm bank that allows for anonymous donation. All men should be screened for the presence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies, HbsAg, HVC antibodies, and syphilis by serologic tests. Ethical issues on sperm donation have been widely discussed in different cultures. Donors must consider 1) why they have agreed to help the recipient, 2) how many families or offspring they are willing to help conceive, 3) who will have access to their sperm, 4) what information the offspring should know about the donor, 5) whether they want to be contacted by the recipient or offspring and 6) what they will tell their own children. Recipients must consider 1) whether their partners have agreed to use donor sperm, 2) whether their fertility situation has been properly assessed, 3) what they will tell the newborn child, 4) how much interaction they want the donor to have with the child and 5) what they will do if donation is not successful. Materials and Methods: The present study has used library methodology. Relevant published articles were reviewed for this study. Results: As previous research has shown, sperm donation may get exposed rapidly. So, it is recommended that children learn about the recipient's beliefs through them. Conclusion: Ultimately, assisted reproductive technologies goal is to help infertile couples conceive healthy children. To this end, integrating the participants' perspectives will be both healthy and constructive when we formulate ethical procedures and regulations.
ACCESSION #
99118892

 

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