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+ - The new risk of inbreeding: sperm donors->

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concealment writes "“We have more rules that go into place when you buy a used car than when you buy sperm,” said Debora L. Spar, president of Barnard College and author of “The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception.” “It’s very clear that the dealer can’t sell you a lemon, and there’s information about the history of the car. There are no such rules in the fertility industry right now.”

Unlike other countries, including Britain, France and Sweden, there are no limits in the United States on how many children a sperm donor can father. There are only guidelines issued by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a professional group that recommend restricting conceptions by individual donors to 25 births per population of 800,000."

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