In an age in which information is at our fingertips with a few keystrokes, members of the fertility industry are increasingly confronting the reality that anonymous sperm and egg donation is no longer realistic—and has not been for some time. With the advent of at-home commercial DNA testing, multiple generations are not only learning they were conceived through the use of reproductive material provided by third parties (“donors”) but also identifying those formerly anonymous donors. These revelations, and increasing advocacy by the people born of such donations (i.e., donor-conceived people) are changing the landscape of third-party reproduction around the world. But the United States lags behind in protecting the interests of donor-conceived people and, in some respects, donors and gamete recipients.
Gardner, Tiffany D.
"Forgotten Parties: Shifting the Focus of Donor Conception to Donor-Conceived Persons Through Reasonable Regulation,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 74:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol74/iss2/6