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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2018;61(7):403-407.
Published online July 19, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2018.61.7.403   
Legal issues and recommendations for public sperm bank
Ju Tae Seo
Department of Urology, Cheil General Hospital & Women's Healthcare Center, Dankook University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jtandro@cgh.co.kr
Abstract
Approximately 15% of couples hoping to conceive are infertile. Male factor infertility is the only cause in 40% of those couples. Approximately 20% of men with infertility have azoospermia. Of these patients, roughly 40% are experience obstruction or absence of sperm passage. However, the other 60% of patients must seek out adoption or conceive using a sperm bank. Currently, recommendations regarding legal issues are needed for sperm banks to be operated safely and effectively, and this paper provides a set of such recommendations.
Key Words: Infertility, Sperm banks
 


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