To our knowledge, there have been few discussions in the andrology literature regarding the ethics of disclosure to donor conceived children. Our goal in this paper is to summarize the main reasons in favor of disclosure to engender more conversations about the ethics of donor conception in andrology circles. Specifically, we argue (1) transparency regarding gamete donation upholds the ethical principle of beneficence by improving the psychological health of donor conceived children; and (2) based on the ethical principle of autonomy, donor conceived children should have the right to know their donor status.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2023|
- gamete donation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Reproductive Medicine