Postmortem non-directed sperm donation:quality matters

Parker, Joshua and Hodson, Nathan (2021) Postmortem non-directed sperm donation:quality matters. Journal of Medical Ethics, 47 (4). pp. 263-264. ISSN 0306-6800

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In our paper ‘The ethical case for non-directed postmortem sperm donation’ we argued that it would be ethical for men to donate sperm after death for use by strangers. In their thoughtful response Fredrick and Ben Kroon lay out practical concerns regarding our proposal. They raise issues regarding the quality of sperm collected postmortem based on empirical studies. Second, they claim that concerns about quality would make women unlikely to use sperm collected after death. In this response we explore issues of sperm quality in both living and dead donors. We consider whether there might be ways to ensure quality in both. Finally, we question whether quality should be a barrier to women choosing to use sperm donated after death.

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