Fertile sperm donor draws criticism from FDA, docs

Marcus Wohlsen of Associated Press reports:

Physicians and the federal government cited the case of a San Francisco Bay area man who has fathered 14 children as an example of the risks posed by the informal market for sperm donations, which doctors consider unsafe but some people call a civil liberties issue.

Trent Arsenault, 36, of Fremont offers his sperm for free to women he meets through his website. In addition to the 14 already born, he says four more are on the way. In the meantime, he is contesting a U.S. Food and Drug Administration order to cease and desist.

Read more on IndyStar.com and see if you think that his and couples’ privacy rights trump the state’s interest in protecting public health.  I actually think the state/govt has a point here.

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