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European Court of Human Rights Upholds Austria's Ban on Egg or Sperm Donation for IVF

BioNews,  Nov 14, 2011

IVF using donated eggs or sperm other than from a spouse will remain banned in Austria. This was the final decision made by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) on November 3 in the closing of the case SH and others v Austria. The verdict that IVF using third party donor eggs or sperm is not in breach of Article 8 the European Convention for Human Rights — the right to respect private and family life — reverses a prior judgment by a lower division of the Court in favour of the claimants passed in April 2010.

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