United States – gamete donation: heading towards the right to discover biological parentage?

Publié le : 29 September 2014

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has just updated guidelines relating to gamete donation taking into account the fact that children born via this technique may have the right to find out who their biological parents are. Increasing numbers of children concerned want to find out their origins. Similarly, more and more donors would like to be involved in the life of the children they have created. 

 

In some countries, such as Great Britain, children can access certain information from 18 years of age. This is not the case in the United States but the legislation could change as the ASRM has declared that donors could no longer be guaranteed total anonymity vis-à-vis the children they create. 

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