Tories call for review of sperm donation services

The Conservatives have responded to news of a drop in the number of sperm donors with a call on the government to review sperm donation services.

Credit: iStockphoto/Pascal Genest

Shadow Conservative health minister Mark Simmonds said: ‘It is becoming increasingly apparent that the government’s decision to take away a donors’ anonymity back in 2004 has resulted in a drop in the number of women receiving treatment from donated sperm.

‘The recent debate over the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill was a golden opportunity to look again at the issue. Patients will be disappointed that the government ignored our calls to do just that.’

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