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In Washington, a New Law Bans Anonymous Sperm and Egg Donors

Time,  July 22, 2011
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Traditionally, the identities of egg and sperm donors have been tightly guarded secrets, numbers with no names attached, making it difficult for their biological offspring to ever make contact. That changes as Washington becomes the first state to chip away at that anonymity, with a controversial new law that guarantees children conceived with gametes from Washington sperm banks and egg donation agencies access — when they're 18 — to their donors' medical histories and their full names— unless the donors specifically opt out of being identified.

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