The ASRM and SART continue to fight the ideas of donor registries, accurately tracking offspring births, and limiting the number of children born from any one donor.
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February 20, 2012
by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Orginally published in ASRM Bulletin Volume 14, Number 13
ASRM/SART sent a letter of opposition to members of the New York House and Senate health committees regarding problematic sperm donor legislation. AB 9039/SB 6272 would curtail the rights of patients who need a sperm donor to build their families. The bills would limit to ten the number of offspring any one donor can conceive and create a donor registry in the state. ASRM argued there is no scientific evidence to support the cap at ten and referenced existing professional guidelines while maintaining a single state-based registry would not only be ineffective, but also intrusive.
Sean Tipton of the ASRM is the contact person for this information.