A Japanese woman has filed a proceeding against a sperm donor who made her pregnant, alleging that he was dishonest about his civil status, educational background and ethnicity.
An unnamed plaintiff, a 30-year-old woman from Tokyo, said she and her husband He wanted a second child, but was reportedly worried after learning that her husband was in a hereditary state. Tokyo Shimbun via Newsweek..
After deciding to use a sperm donor, they found a man in his twenties on social media. He claimed to be a single Japanese man who graduated from Kyoto University, one of Japan’s top universities. After having sex with a donor 10 times, I finally became pregnant in June 2019.
Later in pregnancy, the woman discovered that the donor was a married Chinese man who had never actually attended Kyoto University. After giving birth, the woman and her husband gave up on the baby they are currently caring for at a child center in Tokyo.
The woman accused the donor of misleading her with misinformation to have sex with her. She is currently seeking about $ 2.8 million in compensation for her mental distress.
Under Japan’s “right to know” law, the descendants of sperm donors have the legal right to identify both of their biological parents. Finding potential sperm donors in the country is complicated by the fact that many donors choose to remain anonymous.
In Japan, an increasing number of couples are using social media to find sperm donors, and it is reported that the involvement of third parties has given birth to more than 10,000 children.
The Institute for Future Life was reported to have opened the first sperm bank in Japan last summer, providing a safe option for Japanese couples trying to get pregnant. Japan Insider..
Dr. Hiroshi Okada, director of the institute, warned that unsupervised insemination poses health risks and other risks.
“This is not only a safety issue, but it can also be criminal and extremely dangerous,” Okada reportedly said. “The sperm passed may contain infectious substances. I don’t know if the sperm belong to the donor. When the child is born, it may turn out that the sperm are not Japanese. No. Crazy things like this are happening. “”
According to Okada, 96.4% of the more than 140 platforms for sperm donation are “unsafe” and many of them serve as the front lines for those who try to deceive others. increase.
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