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UK faces sperm shortage.

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posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: NavyDoc

The right to anonymity has been removed and has definitely contributed to fewer donations.

With improved fertility treatments it seems that the overall demand for donors has reduced, but there is still an overall shortage.

But the law is quite clear; if using recognised and accredited agencies etc donors will NOT be liable to pay child support.


Sperm donors in the UK
Using a licensed clinic is critical in defining the relationship a sperm donor has - or does not have - with his biological children.

Dr Allan Pacey, chairman of the British Fertility Society, says the law has always maintained that unless a donor goes through a licensed clinic, he is the father of the child.

"It is very clear that if you are going to splash your sperm about, you are the father of the child," Dr Pacey says.


www.bbc.co.uk...

However, it seems there is a move towards such a thing in the USA;



When William Marotta answered a Craigslist ad seeking a sperm donor, he was just trying to help two women start a family.

Over a few days in 2009, he gave the couple several donations in plastic cups and signed an agreement giving up all his parental rights. He thought he would never see them again.

But in October he got an alarming letter: though the women did not want him to be part of the child's life, the state of Kansas was suing him for child support.

Mr Marotta, 45, discovered that the women raising his biological daughter had separated and the child's mother, facing financial difficulties, had enrolled the girl in Medicaid, a government healthcare programme for the poor.

The state asked her for the name of the girl's father, who officials said was financially responsible for the medical expenses incurred.




posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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Here I come to save the day. Oh, wait...I can be sued? Never mind.



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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Maybe one of these couples who proclaim such unfettered love for children as to spend this much money and time for a stranger's sperm may actually consider adopting a child. Nah....they don't love children that much...



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 07:32 PM
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Does anyone happen to notice how ripe for jokes this topic is? I can barely contain myself!!

Maybe if I bite my lip hard enough the compulsion will pass.......

They are up the creek without a paddle!



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: bbracken677
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Does anyone happen to notice how ripe for jokes this topic is? I can barely contain myself!!

Maybe if I bite my lip hard enough the compulsion will pass.......

They are up the creek without a paddle!



Up the crack without a puddle

terrible attempt at a joke, i apologize!


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posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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Now is not the time to ask what your country can do for you, it's time to ask what you can do for your country!

All you need is a test tube and some k y jelly. Maybe some porn...



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