Monday, April 18, 2005

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ThisisLondonWomen's lives 'put at risk' by net firms

A row broke out today over sperm donations as internet companies are accused of putting women's lives at risk by dealing in untested samples.

Firms are sending out fresh sperm by courier to women for home insemination within two hours. One of the companies, SpermDirect.co.uk, based in Reading, claims that by providing fresh sperm it gets around new regulations which say donors can no longer have anonymity. The new rule only applies to frozen sperm. However, doctors

said today such businesses were putting women and their children at risk as the sperm samples did not undergo testing.

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