Donor Anonymity in Canada: Practical and Moral Considerations

When:
February 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
2018-02-07T12:00:00-05:00
2018-02-07T13:30:00-05:00
Where:
140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room
77 McLaughlin Rd
North York, ON M3J
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Vicky Carnevale
416 736-2100 ext. 33824
Donor Anonymity in Canada: Practical and Moral Considerations @ 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Many countries have banned the use of anonymous gametes, including Sweden, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Ireland, the UK, and the Australian state of Victoria (Nelson et al., 2016). This ban is usually justified on the grounds that donor-conceived individuals have a “right to know” their gamete donor. Many argue that Canada should follow suit and also ban the use of anonymous gametes (see, for example, Guichon et al., 2012). In this presentation Olivia Schuman will argue that:

1. There are practical limitations and foreseeable negative consequences to such a policy that must be taken seriously, especially in the Canadian context
2. There may be overriding moral reasons for permitting anonymity

Poster: Olivia Schuman_Poster_ February 7_2018

Speaker: Olivia Schuman
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale at: x: 33824 or vcarneva@yorku.ca

Hosted by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College and York Collegium for Practical Ethics.