Cancer, Infertility, Same Sex, Sperm Donation, Sperm Donor

Cancer patient outraged to discover he can only donate sperm to female partner (Video)

Source: Stuff NZ

A gay man suffering severe pain from cancer was mortified to discover he was only able to donate sperm to a female partner.

Logan Morton, 22, received the shock diagnosis he had acute myeloid leukemia in April last year, and after being warned the treatment could make him infertile, arranged to store healthy sperm through Fertility Associates.

Severely debilitated from the cancer, Morton asked a nurse to fill out the paperwork, and noticed afterwards that he was only given the option of donating his sperm to a female partner.

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Egg Donor, Embryo, Sperm Donor, UK

Women selected for mitochondrial donation in UK

Source: BioNews

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has granted permission for doctors to create the UK’s first ‘three-person’ children by mitochondrial donation. Doctors at Newcastle Fertility Centre successfully applied to treat two women and are now allowed to create embryos by combining fertilised eggs created through IVF with mitochondria from a female donor. The resulting embryos will be implanted in the two women.

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Sperm Donor

Ethical questions raised over DNA tests used to track anonymous sperm donors

Source: CTV News

Thousands of Canadians use genetic testing kits to find out more about their ancestry and what it means for their health. But now some people who were conceived through sperm donation are using the testing services to track down their biological fathers – whether the fathers want to be found or not.
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Egg Donor, Sperm Donor, Three Parent, UK

UK – Three-Parent Babies Must Be ‘Considered in an Ethical and Balanced Way’- Expert

Source: Sputnik News

British scientists have received the green light to create the country’s first so-called three parent babies.

The use of mitochondrial therapy been approved by the The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority three years after the therapy was legalized in the country.

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Sperm Donation, Sperm Donor

Sperm donor children can sometimes track down their once-anonymous dads using consumer DNA tests

Source:  Genetic Literacy Project

There was a time when a man could anonymously donate sperm to a couple or woman trying to conceive and everyone could be reasonably sure it would remain a secret. But thanks to home DNA test kits and the internet, those days are over.

Men and women who didn’t know they were conceived with a sperm donor are unexpectedly turning up the family secret when they take DNA tests for fun, for genealogy research or other reasons.

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Egg Donor, Sperm Donor, Surrogacy, Three Parent, UK

Britain’s first three-parent babies given green light by fertility chiefs

Source:  The Sun

Two women who risk passing on incurable genetic diseases to their kids got the ok from fertility chiefs for the pioneering method

Medics plan to use the method on two women who risk passing on genetic diseases to their kids. The unnamed pair have a mutation that leads to myoclonic epilepsy. The ailment hits one in 100,000 people, causing spasms that see lost muscle control, weakness, deafness, dementia and often death. In the treatment, once the mum’s egg is fertilised, the cell nucleus with the bulk of her and the dad’s genetic material is removed. The mutation is left behind, as it only occurs in the mitochondrial DNA which is not present in the nucleus.

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Gay Parenting, Parental rights, Same Sex, Sperm Donation, Sperm Donor

Lesbian Couple’s Sperm Donor Sues for Parental Rights

Source: The Daily Beast

A New York state man who supplied his sperm for a lesbian couple’s at-home insemination was denied a paternity test by a state appeals court last week, possibly ending his battle for parental rights over the now 3-year-old girl who was born as a result of his donation.

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Gay Parenting, intended parents, Parental rights, Same Sex, Sperm Donor

Sperm donor denied parental rights for child of same-sex parents

Source: USA Today

A married same-sex Chemung County couple can rebuff an effort by a sperm donor to exert parental rights on the daughter born as a result of the arrangement.

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Egg Freezing, Frozen Eggs, Ireland, Sperm Donor

Ireland -Use of a dead partner’s sperm to be allowed under reproduction law

Source: Irish Times

The use of frozen sperm, eggs or embryos after a person’s death by their partner will be permitted following a one-year grieving period under draft legislation, the Oireachtas health committee has heard.

The State’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan briefed the committee on the process of drafting the forthcoming Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) Bill on Wednesday.

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