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  • Lawsuit dismissed: Caucasian lesbian woman who received African-American sperm by mistake

    09/04/2015 6:01:43 AM PDT · by rochester · 42 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 9/3/2015 | Justin Kmitch
    An Ohio woman's lawsuit alleging a Downers Grove sperm bank error that led to the birth of her biracial daughter has been thrown out of court. A DuPage County judge Thursday dismissed the lawsuit against Midwest Sperm Bank, saying the woman's wrongful birth claim and breach of warranty were not viable claims under state law. The suit, originally filed last November in Cook County, was refiled in DuPage County in March. Judge Ronald Sutter then gave attorneys for Jennifer Cramblett of Uniontown, Ohio, 14 days to refile the lawsuit as a negligence claim. Thomas Intili, a Dayton, Ohio attorney representing...
  • Latin lessons: What a great Roman historian can teach us about IVF and egg freezing.

    09/08/2014 7:16:40 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 8 September 2014 | Michael Cook
    My Latin is not what it once was and it was never much. So lately I have been making amends for schoolboy sloth by reading a few of the classics. I have just finished (in translation) and highly recommend The Annals of Imperial Rome, by Tacitus, which chronicles the years of Tiberius, Claudius, Caligula and Nero, (an) analysis of palace politics. Whoa! Excuse me: just where is all this going? Is this relevant to anything at all or is it just self-indulgent bloviation? Well, sort of. Be patient. Let me press on. It was a bit dismaying to read how...
  • Judge rules that Kansan who provided sperm to lesbian couple owes child support

    01/23/2014 6:05:28 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 153 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 22 | Associated Press
    <p>Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn’t intend to be a father.</p> <p>Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn’t involve a licensed physician. “The parties failed to perform to statutory requirement of the Kansas Parentage Act in not enlisting a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process, and the parties’ self-designation of (Marotta) as a sperm donor is insufficient to relieve (Marotta) of parental right and responsibilities to the child,” Mattivi wrote.</p>
  • Sperm, Craigslist, Lesbians and Welfare: What Could Go Wrong?

    01/24/2014 4:50:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    There is so much wrong with the following story that like other great art that imitates life, I think I’ll let the story mostly speak for itself…and many of the ills of society in general. So, stop me if you heard this one…. Two lesbians put up an ad on Craigslist looking for a sperm donor. This is not in dispute. They put up an ad on Craigslist looking for sperm, like sperm are a couch or a T.V. or those old worthless beanie babies your haggard aunt collected. In response to the ad, one William Marotta, who apparently...
  • Kansas court says sperm donor must pay child support

    01/24/2014 5:09:44 PM PST · by kingattax · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2014 | Chandrika Narayan
    A Kansas sperm donor caught in the middle of a child support case says he wanted to help a lesbian couple when he made the donation nearly five years ago. Instead, he may end up paying for his action. A judge ruled that William Marotta must pay child support, even though he says he signed documents waiving his parental rights. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi said on Wednesday that Marotta failed to conform to Kansas law, which says a licensed physician must be involved in an artificial insemination process, court documents show. Sperm donor liable for child support...
  • DNA test reveals felon is true father of Utah woman after secret insemination sperm swap

    01/12/2014 5:43:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/11/14 | Nina Golgowski
    **SNIP** Lippert, who had been convicted in a high-profile kidnapping in 1975, worked at the clinic part-time from 1988 to 1993, the University of Utah confirms. In his kidnapping case, reported by People magazine in 1975, Lippert abducted a 21-year-old female student at Purdue University whom he attempted to "brainwash" into falling in love with him through electric-shock therapy. The surprised mother told KUTV that she didn't know his criminal history until now. But she says she does remember him as being at the clinic when she visited, specifically in the front desk area.
  • So America IS Trading with Iran ... US Sent Nearly $2M Worth of Bull Semen to Muslim State Last Year

    12/01/2013 1:52:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 29 November 2013 | Ashley Collman
    So America IS trading with Iran ... US sent nearly $2m worth of bull semen to Muslim state last year Strict trade sanctions have been in place between the U.S. and Iran since the Carter administration Bovine sperm side-steps the usual sanctions since it qualifies as humanitarian aid Iran has made it a goal to become self-sufficient in meat production by the year 2016 Altogether the U.S. sent $45.7million in humanitarian aid to Iran last April. While the number seems like a lot, it's nothing compared to the $26.2billion sent to our biggest trading partner - Canada. Bovine sperm side-steps...
  • Mother forces 14-year-old to conceive via donor sperm

    04/29/2013 7:06:02 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | April 30, 2013 | The Times of India
    LONDON: A woman desperate for another child forced her 14-year-old daughter to get pregnant using syringes of donor sperm, a British judge said. In a ruling reported for the first time on Monday, high court judge Peter Jackson said the mother had behaved in "a wicked and selfish way" that almost defied belief. The judge said the woman, an American divorcee living in Britain with three adopted children, hatched the plan after she was prevented from adopting a fourth. The scheme involved getting her oldest daughter to inseminate herself with syringes of sperm purchased over the internet from a Denmark-based...
  • Researcher: Men in kilts swing free, have happier sperm

    04/26/2013 8:41:08 PM PDT · by oxcart · 110 replies
    bodyodd.nbcnews.com ^ | April 26, 2013 | Brian Alexander
    You might credit the legendary Scottish male virility of past time to single malt whiskey, or the sometimes brutal weather, or the fact that haggis is the national dish, but a Dutch researcher is proposing another answer: It was the kilts. Kilts, worn as they were meant to be worn, without underwear, lets our laddies swing freely in the breeze, creating, according to researcher Erwin Kompanje, the “ideal physiological scrotal environment.” Exposed to the bracing Highland coolness, testicles will make robust sperm. The modern man’s “scrotal environment” is pretty confined these days, what with underwear and pants that hold our...
  • Kansas sperm donor ordered to pay child support prepares for battle

    12/31/2012 8:39:51 AM PST · by redreno · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/31/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Kansas sperm donor who was ordered to pay child support for the baby he helped a lesbian couple conceive plans to fight back in court, and suggested he might be a victim of bias against same-sex parenting. William Marotta told FoxNews.com he might never have agreed to provide sperm to Angela Bauer and her former partner, Jennifer Schreiner, had he known the legal morass that awaited him after responding to the women’s Craigslist ad for a donor in March 2009. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) recently filed a child support claim against Marotta after the couple...
  • French men not producing as much sperm

    12/05/2012 9:26:16 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Dec 05 07:32 AM EST | Andrew M. Seaman
    When it comes to sperm counts, French men aren't what they used to be, according to a new study. Researchers found that between 1989 and 2005, the number of sperm in one milliliter of the average 35-year-old Frenchman's semen fell from about 74 million to about 50 million - a decrease of roughly 32 percent. "That's certainly within the normal range, but if you think about it, if there continues to be a decrease, we would expect that we'll get into that infertile range," said Grace Centola, president of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology in Birmingham, Alabama. And...
  • Pregnancy From Sperm Frozen 40 Years Ago Highlights Problems With IVF (with a twist)

    09/03/2012 3:33:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | September 3, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    Good grief: A sperm bank is bragging that it set the record of having children born with 40 year-old sperm. From the press release, headlined “World Record Shattered:” Late in August, twin girls were born to a couple who used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to achieve pregnancy. On the surface, this may look like just another of the increasingly common success stories for the IVF industry. But this story has its own unique twist that makes it different from every other IVF pregnancy—the sperm used to fertilize the egg was frozen over 40 years ago, shattering the existing record of...
  • Men fear women in Zimbabwe after spate of rapes to harvest their sperm

    03/23/2012 7:25:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/2012
    Gangs of beautiful women in Zimbabwe have been picking up male hitchhikers to have sexual intercourse and harvest their sperm for use in traditional luck-enhancing 'juju' rituals, according to local media reports. Local woman, Susan Dhliwayo, claims she pulled her car over recently to pick up a group of male hitchhikers and they refused to get in, because they feared they were going to be raped. 'Now, men fear women. They said: 'We can't go with you because we don't trust you',' Ms Dhliwayo, 19, said. According to reports, victims of the freeway femme fatales are drugged or subdued at...
  • Human sperm to be zapped using ultrasound

    02/02/2012 8:50:33 AM PST · by usalady · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Martha
    The latest research into a way to destroy human sperm has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that could provide men effective contraception for six months.
  • California Man.. Sperm Donations.. 14 Kids .. Feds order him to 'Zip it....'

    12/19/2011 4:08:05 PM PST · by cakid1 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 12-19-11 | cakid1
    California Man.. Sperm Donations.. 14 Kids .. Feds order him to 'Zip it...' He's a one man sperm bank.. And the Feds want him to stop. 36-year old Trent Arsenault lives in Northern California. So far he's "fathered" 14 kids and has four more on the way. But now.. the FDA wants him to stop. They've ordered him to 'shut it down.' Arsenault says he's fighting the order - but he could face a $100,000 fine. " Trent Arsenault connects with local couples on his website, trentdonor.org.
  • 'I'm the daddy... to SEVENTY children!' The moment sperm donor confessed to his stunned fiancée

    09/30/2011 1:35:15 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A lawyer who donated sperm to pay his way through college has learned that he has fathered an astonishing 70 children. More than 15 of those have already attempted to contact 33-year-old Ben Seisler. The donor confessed to his fiancée as part of a new reality show, Sperm Donor, that aired on the Style Network on Tuesday. Seisler donated sperm for three years while attending law school at George Mason, Virginia. He earned around $150 per donation.
  • Loss of Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetics Might Be Reversed With Sperm Precursor Cells

    12/20/2010 9:56:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Mark Pine Blog ^ | December 17, 2010
    Remarkable research pointing to a potential new treatment for diabetes was announced this week at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Scientists succeeded in transforming spermatogonal stem cells, early precursors of sperm cells, into insulin-secreting cells. It is likely that the work represents significant progress in accomplishing the Holy Grail of diabetes research, the replacement of insulin-secreting cells lost to the disease.In type I diabetes, the early onset form of the disease that often occurs in young children, cells of the pancreas called islet cells or beta cells, which normally secrete insulin, are lost due to autoimmunity. The...
  • Laptop use on laps might reduce sperm quality: report

    11/08/2010 12:32:05 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov 7, 2010
    Using a laptop computer as the name suggests may not be good for male reproductive health, according to a study. And there is little that can be done about it, aside from using the laptop on a desk, said Yelim Sheynkin, a urologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook who led the study published in Fertility and Sterility. In the study, thermometers were used to measure the temperature of the scrotums of 29 young men balancing a laptop on their knees. Even with a lap pad under the computer, the men's scrotums overheated quickly.
  • Sperm' widow in mistress twist

    10/18/2010 4:06:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 17, 2010 | ERIN CALABRESE, LUCY KINDER & CANDICE M. GIOVE
    This was no ordinary love triangle. A grieving Manhattan widow who won a court order preserving her husband's sperm named his girlfriend to be the surrogate mother of his child, sources told The Post yesterday. George Kamau, 37, killed himself Monday in the Norwalk, Conn., home of Etaghua Asefa, 35, who identified herself to cops as the dead man's girlfriend, the sources said. In court papers filed in Manhattan, Kamau's wife, Victoria Chege, named Asefa as the "family friend and appointed surrogate" mother who would receive sperm harvested from her late husband's corpse.
  • Illegal sperm company pair found guilty

    09/18/2010 8:03:56 AM PDT · by tlb · 25 replies
    Metro ^ | 18th September, 2010 | staff
    Two men have been found guilty of running an internet company that illegally provided sperm from anonymous donors. Ricky Gage, 49, and Nigel Woodforth, 43, were both convicted on three counts under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. They operated the company from the basement of Mr Woodforth's home in Reading, Berkshire, introducing donors to women who were trying to conceive. Nearly 800 deliveries were found to have been completed by the illegal firm, which provided the two men with earnings of £250,000. Speaking at Southwark Crown Court, judge Deborah Taylor warned Mr Gage and Mr Woodforth that she...