The multi-billion dollar third-party donor gamete industry operates with little oversight and regulation in the United States, and what guidelines exist for the industry are entirely aspirational. Because the industry has proven time and again that it is incapable of self regulating when it concerns issues vital to the well being of donor conceived people, legal protections are necessary.
Donor Conception in the United States Compared to Other Countries
The United States is one of the largest exporters of sperm in the world because unlike many other countries, the sperm “donation” industry remains largely unregulated.
Lack of Complete Medical Information Leaves Donor Conceived People with the Unknown
For donor conceived people, a lack of complete, truthful, and updated family medical history can be the difference between life or death.
Egg Donation: How Much Were You Worth?
The Sun recently published a story about a TikTok user who made $44,000 by “donating” her eggs.
Hiding in plain sight: Doctor-donor fertility fraud
When a doctor impregnates a patient with his own sperm without the patient’s consent, this is considered fertility fraud or, more specifically, doctor-donor fertility fraud.
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