The Sperm Kings: Why They’re Legal Flaws Waiting To Happen
September 22, 2022
It’s not an uncommon practice these days to use sperm Legal from one man to impregnate multiple women, but many don’t realize just how dangerous this can be in terms of the legal issues involved if something goes wrong. Here are some of the most important issues when it comes to sperm kings and the law.
What are sperm kings?
Known as sperm brokers, these individuals act as intermediaries between women who want to get pregnant and the sperm donors that provide the necessary material. Of course, there are numerous reasons why this industry should be regulated by the state.
Firstly, the consent process is typically completed online through a website where any information can be falsified with ease. Secondly, sperm brokers do not undertake full background checks for the donors themselves. So a criminal record could easily go unnoticed.
And lastly, there’s always a potential that customers aren’t buying what they think they are buying—semen mixed with extenders to bulk up production and sperm from other donors besides those they’ve chosen.
How do you buy from a sperm king?
If you are interested in purchasing sperm from a donor, contact one of the hundreds of sperm banks or ask your OBGYN for recommendations. Prices vary depending on where you get your sperm. You can buy it online, over the phone, or in person at an office. Whatever is most convenient for you.
When you contact a bank, be prepared to fill out an application that includes some health questions about yourself and specifics about what type of donor qualities you are looking for.
What does the law say about sperm donors?
Under Legal Virginia law, the following applies to sperm donors: A donor may not be reimbursed for expenses incurred in producing a donation, but may receive a reasonable amount of general payment, e.g., expense allowance. Nothing shall preclude the performance of a service unrelated to the donation.
The ambiguous nature of this statute means that you could technically buy sperm from someone and take it home with you legally!
However, there are still many unanswered questions, such as whether or not sperm donors have to be tested for Legal sexually transmitted diseases. In other countries like France and Italy, anonymous sperm donation is a criminal offense.
Furthermore, according to California law under section 8117 of their Legal Civil Code: A person who donates gametes … shall not be considered the natural parent of a child conceived with his or her gametes…if he or she is paid any compensation for donations other than reasonable expenses incurred.
Should you become a sperm donor?
For many, being a sperm donor is a great option. Not only can they make some quick cash, but they’ll be helping out an infertile couple in the process. Plus, there are so many sperm banks nowadays that it’s likely that you won’t even need to take any time off of work.
However, what you may not know is that there are several legal Legal loopholes to consider before signing up to be a donor.
First and foremost, before signing anything or giving your sperm away Legal for good you should find out if the center has any contingencies in place should something happen to you in the future; this may include needing medical consent from parents or even granting life rights over to them.
Should you use a sperm bank?
There are several reasons not to use a sperm bank. First, you might find out later in life (perhaps when you’re pregnant) that your sperm donor is a criminal or might have genetic diseases like Cystic Fibrosis.
Second, the courts are beginning to rule in favor of adults conceived through anonymous sperm donation who want to learn about their donor. Third, if you have children and they come across the records of your sperm donor when they turn 18 and they don’t look anything like him, they may struggle with depression and uncertainty.
Where should I start if I want to be a parent?
I, unfortunately, cannot answer that question. But what I can tell you is that your first step will be to find out if the sperm bank in question has been vetted by the FDA or any other regulatory body with oversight over their practices.
There are also things you can look for when deciding on a sperm bank such as how long they’ve been operating and where they get their donors from. In addition, you might want to learn more about the differences between donor screening protocols and look into whether there have been any reported incidents of something going wrong with one of their batches.
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