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How are sperm banks regulated?




Sperm are placed inside the egg with a needle during a fertility treatment called intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Sperm are placed inside the egg with a needle during a fertility treatment called intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
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These days there are all sorts of ways to have a baby -- including using a sperm bank.

Use of donor sperm can be a tremendous boon to those trying to conceive, but the practice is not without some cause for concern.

Take for example a white woman in Ohio who recently sued a sperm bank for mistakenly providing her with sperm from a black donor.

Her case raises some tough questions about how sperm banks are regulated.

To help sort through some of those questions Take Two speaks with Naomi Cahn. She is a professor of law at George Washington University and author of "Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation."