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Jerome, 44, sperm donor, "ready to lift the anonymity" provided by the law bioethics, but with "a concern"

2019-09-24T04:56:26.000Z

Sperm donor for a year and a half, Jerome says he is ready to do & quot; face the responsibility & quot; that implies the lifting of anonymity for donations of sperm and oocyte, provided by the law of bioethics debated in the National Assembly from Tuesday.



Sperm donor for a year and a half, Jérôme says he is ready to face the "responsibility" implied by the lifting of anonymity for the donation of sperm and oocyte, provided for by the bioethics law debated at the National Assembly from Tuesday.

TESTIMONIAL EUROPE 1

This is the kick-off of nearly three weeks of debate in the National Assembly: MEPs begin Tuesday the discussions on the bioethics law, which addresses in particular the PMA for all women, but also the self-preservation of oocytes or embryonic stem cell research. Another aspect of this law concerns the planned lifting of the anonymity of the sperm and oocyte donor.

Asked by Europe 1, Jérôme, professor of SVT in Paris and sperm donor for a year and a half, confides his will not to stop his donations despite the major change of this reform: at its majority, an individual from a donation could know his true identity.

Several issues raised by this change

"When I started giving, we did not speak yet to lift the anonymity of donors," says the 44-year-old, for whom the lifting of anonymity "changes things significantly and causes concern: what will the relationship be, are there going to be obligations, are there going to be complaints, why would a child want links? "he asks about our antenna.

" Affectively, a child from a donation may legitimately ask this question "

Questions, which, he assures us, do not worry him "any more than that": "Personally, my reflection led me to think that I was ready to lift the anonymity and meet with It is good to face this responsibility, and a child from a donation may legitimately ask this question and it is good to provide answers, "he concludes.

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For this topic, but also for the 31 others of the bioethics law, the freedom of vote is appropriate for the deputies, whereas lines of fracture appear not "between the groups but at the individual level", according to Agnès Buzyn. The Minister of Health posted upstream, with AFP, a desire not to "offend" parliamentarians and through them society, facing "emotions" related to "life stories".

Source: europe1

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