Sperm procured illegally

Fertility company directors appear in court


The directors of a fertility company have been accused on ‘procuring sperm’ illegally, reports the Metro.


The two directors appeared in court yesterday, in what is the first case of this kind. They have been charged under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, and face two years in jail. They are due to appear in court again next month.


The pair ran a UK-based website, selling semen for £300 with a £150 charge for courier delivery. Women who used their company’s service were allowed to choose sperm based on thing such as the donors height and eye colour.

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