The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology submitted a request to further increase the amount of donor information disclosed to unborn children, following a bipartisan caucus of lawmakers finalized last month to guarantee the "right to know" the origin of children born through sperm or egg donation from third parties.
With regard to assisted reproductive technology, in which sperm and eggs are donated by third parties, a bipartisan caucus of lawmakers last month drafted a bill to guarantee the "right to know the origin" of children born, which states that the donor's height, blood type, and age will be disclosed if the child wishes to do so after he or she becomes an adult.
The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology revealed at a press conference on the 9th that it had submitted a request to the Parliamentary League requesting that more information be disclosed.
The request letter states that the height, blood type, and age of the information to be disclosed are not sufficient, and asks that the personality and physique, as well as hobbies and occupation be disclosed to the extent that the individual is not identified.
It also requested that the age at which information is disclosed be 15 years of age or older, not after adulthood.
At the press conference, Dr. Nao Suzuki, chairman of the Clinical Ethics Supervision Committee of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said, "It is important for children to know their roots from an early age, and I would like them to disclose information with a little more consideration for the right to know the origin of children."