The Donation and Sale of Human Eggs and Sperm

[New Entry by Reuven Brandt, Stephen Wilkinson, and Nicola Williams on June 15, 2017.] The donation and transfer of human gametes (eggs and sperm) for reproductive purposes raises many important
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[New Entry by Reuven Brandt, Stephen Wilkinson, and Nicola Williams on June 15, 2017.] The donation and transfer of human gametes (eggs and sperm) for reproductive purposes raises many important and difficult questions. Some of these relate directly to policy and practice; others are more conceptual. Gamete donation occupies an interesting position within bioethics, having something in common both with other forms of donation (blood and organs, for example) and with reproductive technologies not involving donation (ranging from IVF through to more controversial areas like cloning, embryo...

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