Sperm shortage, queue… The uncertainties of “assisted reproduction for all”

DECRYPTION – In a context of scarcity of gametes, the conditions of application of this societal reform arouse the concern of doctors and associations.

This is the unknown of the bioethics bill. The moment when the debate of ideas confronts reality. While the National Assembly must proceed this Tuesday to the final vote of the “PMA for all”, how will this promise be applied on the ground? During the years and months preceding this final stage, several authorities and learned societies have warned against the risk of a shortage of sperm straws. A concern today shared by certain reproductive physicians who fear the double effect of the increase in the use of ART and the lifting of donor anonymity.

“PMA for all is a campaign promise that is about to come to fruition. But the government is selling dreams because there will not be enough donors ”, judge Professor Michaël Grynberg, head of reproductive medicine services at the AP-HP hospitals in Clamart (Hauts-de-Seine) and Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis). “Women aged 38 or 39 are not going to risk

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