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Donor sperm was regulated recently in Canada, which has made life more difficult for your average Joe and/or Jane trying to use donor sperm, and now, new legislation that will restrict egg freezing. Grr!! I'm sure the comments at the Globe and Mail site on this one will be interesting to follow.<br><br>
Link:<br><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070420.wxbabies20/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/home" target="_blank">http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...andHealth/home</a>
 

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"To what degree does the state have a right to tell women when they can or can't have children? When does the government have a right to step in and say, 'Oh, you're too old.' "<br><br>
EXACTLY!!!!! What a scary article!
 

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One comment (not mine):<br>
"I am very against the idea of freezing eggs for any reason. Nature has allowed certain people to reproduce and not others FOR A REASON! We have already over-populated the earth and we will eventually drain all of its resources. If we keep coming up with ways to allow people who can not naturally reproduce to do so, then we will be going against the grain of nature which could eventually be fatal to humanity. "<br><br>
Oh dear, oh dear.
 

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Further, somewhat related, frustration :<br>
There is a new piece of legislation that has passed and will be implemented by the end of the year which will basically make unknown donor sperm inacessible to Canadians. Grrr!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat"><br>
I was just talking to our sperm bank about how many pregnancies they allow from one donor, and if that includes individual children, or sibling groups. Basically, I was trying to figure out how many vials we wanted. It turns out, we want a whole bunch of them!! When the legislation is implemented, it will be illegal for Canadians to import sperm from the US because the US compensates their donors, and it is ILLEGAL for Canadians to use donated gametes if the donor is compensated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"> So, the rush is on. If you are a Canadian who is considering donor sperm from an unknown donor, you might want to consider joining the mad dash for sperm.<br>
It's not like we have a population crisis and an aversion to full, open immigration or anything. Health Canada wouldn't want to allow healthy, contributing residents to procreate with a bit of assistance for any reason. Good grief. That was sarcasm, just to be clear.<br>
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Selkat, that quoted comment is making my blood boil! BOIL! My *sarcastic* take on infertility is that it's a test for perspective parents. Like the test we all joke that all parents should take to make sure they'll be good parents. I am sure that there are some people out there who don't want children and are infertile but don't know it. They just marvel how their birth control is infalliable. However then there are the infertile ppl who do want a baby and this is our test. We pass when we have the baby in our arms, and we've proven that it will be a much wanted and much loved baby. So that commenter was wrong. We're merely proving how we will be wonderful parents and how much we deserve a baby. (It just sucks that it takes so long sometimes)
 
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