The Legal and Ethical Issues Around Fathering a Child with a Dead Man’s Sperm

October 5, 2018

(Australia Broadcasting Co) – In the age of artificial reproductive technology, extracting sperm from dead men is possible — and it happens more often than you might think. In Australia there have been a series of court cases centred on whether sperm can be removed from a corpse and given to a grieving partner, so they can one day use it to fall pregnant. While each case is different, they all raise a string of complex legal and ethical considerations.

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