Pressure increases on UK government to remove anonymity from sperm donorsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7348.1237/a (Published 25 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1237
- Clare Dyer, legal corresponden
An adult and a child conceived through donor insemination went to the High Court in London this week to try to find out more information about the men who fathered them.
Joanna Rose, 29, now a student in Brisbane, Australia, and a 6 year old girl from York, who cannot be named, are not seeking to find out the identities of their biological fathers. But they claim that the Human Rights Act 2000, which guarantees a right to respect for private and family life, including personal identity, entitles them to fuller data about the donors. …