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What occurs when sperm and egg donors lose the fitting to anonymity?

Within the UK and New Zealand, individuals conceived utilizing donated sperm, eggs or embryos who flip 18 this yr will be capable to be taught the identification of their donors – however it’s unclear what number of will wish to


25 January 2023

Telling youngsters they have been conceived utilizing egg or sperm donations may be troublesome

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Dozens of individuals conceived utilizing a donated egg, sperm or embryo within the UK will obtain an uncommon birthday current once they flip 18 this yr, as they acquire the fitting to be taught the identification of their beforehand nameless donor.

The UK is considered one of solely a handful of nations to ban nameless donors. A change in the law on 1 April 2005 assured individuals who have been donor-conceived after that date the fitting to details about their …

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