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HFEA investigates websites matching sperm donors to would be mothers

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 28 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5353
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is investigating websites that match up sperm donors with women who want to conceive, to see whether they may be breaking the law.

    The move by the HFEA follows the conviction at Southwark Crown Court in London of Ricky Gage and Nigel Woodforth, who made £250 000 (€295 000; $400 000) from their company Fertility 1st, which couriered sperm from donors to women who were trying to conceive. The pair face a possible jail term when they are sentenced in October.

    They fell foul …

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