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More counselling is needed for couples opting for donor insemination

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:276
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    Parents of children conceived through sperm donation will need support to adapt to their children's new legal rights to know their donor's identity. This is the view of authors of two studies in the journal of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology showing that until now many couples opposed disclosure.

    From April the United Kingdom follows an international trend set by Holland, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia in allowing children conceived through sperm donation to know the identity of the donor once they reach adulthood. Fearing that this may deter donors, the Department of Health in England has launched a campaign to encourage sperm …

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