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Title: Absence of laws regarding sperm and oocyte donation in Japan and the impacts on donors, parents, and the people born as a result
Contributor(s): Hibino, Yuri (author); Allan, Sonia  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-07
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1002/rmb2.12329
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An absence of any statutory law in Japan regarding donor conception creates uncertainty about the status of donors in relation to the child(ren) born as a result. Laws that provide for certainty regarding the status of the donor are called for, as are laws that address donor anonymity. It would be pragmatic to introduce a prospective system that requires open donation, allowing information to be recorded and released to donor-conceived people upon request. For past donations, a voluntary register should be established, which would allow those people who are seeking information to register this.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Reproductive Medicine and Biology, 19(3), p. 295-298
Publisher: Wiley Japan
Place of Publication: Japan
ISSN: 1445-5781
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 480302 Comparative law
480412 Medical and health law
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280117 Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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