Client's attitude towards legal and ethical aspects of sperm donation in a health center of tehran

Kobra Khajavi shojaie,1,* Zahra johari,2 Ashraf pirasteh,3 Masoud shahbazi,4

1. Shahed Uneversity
2. Shahed Uneversity
3. Shahed Uneversity
4. University of Tehran



Sperm donation is one of the technologies associated with infertility treatment. some couples don't have any child due to azoospermia, oligospermia, and ejaculation disorders. with sperm donation, they could experience having children in life. the aim of this study was to determine client's attitude towards sperm donation from legal and ethical aspects in a health center of tehran.


This study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey that was conducted in 2016. the participants included 160 people when received the questionnaire


In this study, 160 people, including 50 males and 110 women participated, with an average age of 35±10 years. 91/3% of participants were married. acceptance frequency of donated sperm among the subjects was 42.7%. using sperm donation if necessary for themselves was 34%. 30.7% of participants were agreed with knowing the identity of the donor. 64,7% of participants disagreed with donors identity inscribed in the child's birth certificate. frequency of clients' attitudes about the need for legislation protecting the rights of the parties was 63.3%.


: the results show, the majority of participants agreed with the legalization of this issue to prevent future problems, but, is needed to work much cultural, till moral rights of children are protected from this type of fertility. so, strong and precise laws have to be enacted, to the complexity of the problems in this issue.


Infertility, sperm donation, civil rights, attitude, pregnancy.