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Medicolegal and Ethics Sell Eggs, Sperms, or Embryos

A couple comes to see you after having tried in-vitro fertilization and artificial insemination. They are very happy because they have recently been successful in giving birth to a child. They have a significant amount of leftover sperm, eggs, and some fertilized gametes/embryos and they are thinking about selling them.

What should you tell them?

a. It is legal to sell only the eggs.
b. It is legal to sell only the sperm.
c. lt is legal to sell both the sperm and eggs but not the embryos.
d. It is illegal to sell any of them.
e. It is legal to sell all of them.
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C. both spern n eggs but nt the embryos
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c. lt is legal to sell both the sperm and eggs but not the embryos.

i remember fischer saying something about this.

the laws on embryo are not clear.

the thing he basically said for eggs/sperms (for a lack of better word) is that they are reproducible by ones body.. and hence can be sold.
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c. lt is legal to sell both the sperm and eggs but not the embryos.

Reference: Medical Ethics by Conrad Fischer Page 43

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it sounds weird to me...but whatever...ans is correct.sell sperms and eggs not embryo.
nice business indeed.
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Key here is you can sell what you can regenerate.

So sperm, and eggs, yes. Combined to form embryo, probably .

Organs, never. Although highly lucrative.
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A couple comes to see you after having tried in-vitro fertilization and artificial
insemination. They are very happy because they have recently been successful in giving
birth to a child. They have a significant amount of leftover sperm, eggs, and some
fertilized gametes/embryos and they are thinking about selling them.
What should you tell them?
a. It is legal to sell only the eggs.
b. It is legal to sell only the sperm.
c. lt is legal to sell both the sperm and eggs but not the embryos.
d. It is illegal to sell any of them.
e. It is legal to sell all of them.
C ........never heard anyone selling an embryo.....
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C ........never heard anyone selling an embryo.....
It happens but it's called "Donation" which is legal................but there is no record of a financial transaction
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Default c. lt is legal to sell both the sperm and eggs but not the embryos.

But of the records you can recommend them to try EBAY.
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