Although sperm procurement and preservation has been become commonplace in situations in which infertility can be easily foreseen, peri- or postmortem sperm procurement for reproductive use in unexpected coma or death is not generally accepted. Despite the distinguished title, the act of extracting a man's sperm from him after he has died poses a great ethical question, one that scientists have yet to answer unanimously.
Just because a man can make babies after death, does that entitle his family to create his child without him?
- Yes it's okay.Vote A
- Yes but only with prior consent of the Man in question.Vote B
- Maybe but it's kinda sketchy.Vote C
- No, it's just wrong.Vote D
- I have no idea.Vote E
- OtherVote F
- ResultsVote G
Most Helpful Girl
Seems strange to me and not something I'd ever do. I can see why someone would. Like if your husband died in an unexpected accident or something.
But I don't think the spouse is really in the right frame of mind at that time to make such decisions. It's psychological, wanting to still keep a part of the one you love and suddenly lost. I'm sure their not thinking how messed up that child will be knowing how they came about and robbed of their father. So ethnically I don't think it's right.
legally it's not much different than any other organ donation. Sperm is not a life yet and just another piece of body tissue. If my hubby where to die I could sign consent to donate his heart or liver to prolong another life without his say in it unless he had specific wishes on a legal document against it.2
Most Helpful Guy
A friend of mine died while recently married, in a car accident, and his wife did that. She had that done, preserved his sperm, I guess they live for enough time to enable that to happen, though don’t know how long, usually it’s offered during life support.
What i do know is his parents were against it.
I think she was just so traumatized that it was her way of dealing with the finality of it.
I’m pretty sure she never followed through but don’t know.
It just seems really sad and weird1