Professor Judith F. Daar quoted by Reuters Health on sperm and egg donor anonymity

WTAQ, December 20, 2013


Whittier Law School professor Judith F. Daar was quoted in an article by Reuters Health:

The United States doesn’t regulate donor identity like Australia or other countries that have fairly high usage of reproductive technologies, Judith Daar told Reuters Health.

Daar is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Ethics Committee and has appointments at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California and the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She was not involved in the new study.

“We don’t have any federal laws that govern donor identity in any way and only one state, Washington, a few years ago enacted a law that permits donor-conceived offspring to have access to their donors when they reach 18,” Daar said.

“But that law also permits donors to opt out of this disclosure,” she said. So donors can still choose to remain anonymous.

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