Many persons conceived through third-party participation are deprived of crucial information
Posted On 20 Sep 2018
The use of donor sperm or egg for reproduction and mitochondrial transfer techniques (2 mothers and one father) raise the issue of the right of donor-conceived persons to know their genetic origins considering the challenges that cross-border medically assisted reproduction would raise in relation to it. See our previous article HERE. In our opinion, the right of the child must prevail in relation to the ethical and legal implications of the removal of donor anonymity. Novel technologies such as mitochondrial replacement and gene editing raise new concerns in this area and may expand the scope of such a right.
Bioethical point of view
In our opinion is a basic right of the children conceived by donated gametes and other techniques to know in a due time their true origins respecting the confidentiality of the information referred.