A 16 page paper focusing on whether the child resulting from artificial insemination could sue for child support in the future. Artificial insemination is not a new concept. It has been used for years for couples who have not been able to conceive on their own; more recently single women are seeking motherhood through this route. Couples still represent 60 percent of sperm banks’ customers, but this statistic also reveals that 40 percent of their customers are single women. Purchasers of sperm sign contracts waiving any right to seek financial support in the future, but there is strong growth in artificial insemination that does not use the services of a sperm bank and is not protected from that claim. Further, laws are exercised according to interpretation at the time. If social values shift over time, then the contracts signed today could be ruled as being worthless in the future. It is not likely today that a donor will be held to be responsible for a child financially, but that could change in the future. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Includes a 1-page research proposal.
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is not a new concept. It has been used for years for couples who have not been able to conceive on their own; more recently single women are seeking
motherhood through this route. Couples still represent 60 percent of sperm banks customers, but this statistic also reveals that 40 percent of their customers are single women.
Identities of donors are supposed to be confidential, but what if there are changes in the future and through some shift of social or legal
interpretation identities are later released? If the person born from artificial insemination were to later discover the identity of the sperm donor, would s/he be able to seek and
win child support or other such financial gain? To research this topic, I will search Internet sites and electronic databases for appropriate information.
An Internet search should provide information on sperm banks and their requirements for donors and purchasers. Journal articles should provide both focused and multidisciplinary views of current practice.
Articles from reliable publications in the popular press (such as Time or Newsweek) also should offer insight. Introduction Artificial insemination is a
process that has been practiced for several years, but it has become simpler - and therefore more complicated - in recent years. In the past and in most cases
today, donor sperm are delivered in a medical office directly to the womb of the recipient of the sperm. Physicians are involved in receipt of the donated sperm, providing
another layer of confidentiality for the donor. Today, however, artificial insemination increasingly is taking place outside of the medical community. Some sperm