The Danish sperm banks have a shortage of donors to meet the demand for sperm. Therefore, they launched a campaign to attract more men. However, the action is controversial.
Couples of which the man is infertile, or lesbian couples who cannot conceive children on their own can use sperm from donors to become pregnant. Read the articles on the topic on this page.
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In 2022, almost half of the women who got pregnant in Denmark from a sperm donor did not come from the country itself.
Dutch gynaecologists are worried about sperm donors in other countries who can father as many children as they want. They call sperm banks in Denmark to set a limit.
The University Hospital in the German Bonn is not obliged to hand over the sperm of a deceased person to his former partner. The Bonn District Court dismissed the 31-year-old woman's complaint on Tuesday.
Croatia is running out of sperm for infertile couples. Therefore, the government is switching its strategy.
Swedish and Icelandic women will be able to get pregnant with Norwegian sperm. The Directorate of Health in Norway deems it okay to export semen abroad.
The Dutch sperm donor Jonathan M., who has at least 550 children, must stop providing his semen. If he continues anyway, he must pay a fine of 100,000 euros per donation.
A father with hundreds of children? That should no longer be possible via loopholes in the law if it is up to the Dutch cabinet. To that end, they want to change the law.
When we debate family policies without considering the child’s perspective, the outcome of our decisions today will haunt us later.
A Dutch organisation for donor children and a mother have started a court case against a sperm donor who fathered hundreds of children worldwide.