Satoko Nagamura (L) and her partner Mamiko Moda interacti with their son, who was conceived with donated sperm, in their home in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Satoko Nagamura (L) and her partner Mamiko Moda interacti with their son, who was conceived with donated sperm, in their home in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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‘Robbing women’: Japan’s sperm donation law spurs controversy

  • Proposed legislation in Japan could effectively outlaw sperm donation for lesbian couples and single women
  • The law, expected to be presented this year, would only authorise the process for legally married couples, mostly those affected by male infertility

Satoko Nagamura (L) and her partner Mamiko Moda interacti with their son, who was conceived with donated sperm, in their home in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Satoko Nagamura (L) and her partner Mamiko Moda interacti with their son, who was conceived with donated sperm, in their home in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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