Should a husband be required to get his wife's consent to be a sperm donor?

Billie Bones Billie Bones
Marrying somebody does not give you ownership of their body.
09/29/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
I don't think it should be required per se, but they should definitely talk about it. o.O
09/29/2012
SavingMyself SavingMyself
If the children are allowed to contact the sperm donor, than yes the wife has a right to be a part of the decision, because it affects her too.
10/01/2012
ImmortalFantasy ImmortalFantasy
This is another reason why marriage is bullshit.
It's his body therefore it's also his right to contribute his potential babies to whoever he wants, unless it's cheating of course.
10/02/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
The following can be found from Daily Mail UK
By TAMARA COHEN
PUBLISHED: 06:34 EST, 26 August 2012

A married woman whose husband donated sperm without her knowledge is calling for clinics to be forced to ask for a wife's consent. ... More
I see both sides!!
10/17/2012
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
Quote:
Originally posted by SavingMyself
If the children are allowed to contact the sperm donor, than yes the wife has a right to be a part of the decision, because it affects her too.
Completely agree. I would feel the same way about a woman needing to get consent from her husband to donate eggs. I also feel that a man SHOULD have say in an abortion if they are married, or in a long term committed relationship. Of course the long term relationship but unmarried thing is much more grey.
10/17/2012
Spring Spring
I would be so offended if he did that without at least discussing this with me. It is a partnership so I feel we have to discuss these things together not behind each other's back.
10/19/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
The following can be found from Daily Mail UK
By TAMARA COHEN
PUBLISHED: 06:34 EST, 26 August 2012

A married woman whose husband donated sperm without her knowledge is calling for clinics to be forced to ask for a wife's consent. ... More
A little confused by the options since no and yes both say a husband should be required. I think what a man does with his stuff his business alone. I dont ask my husband if I can pierce or tattoo parts of my body. Its MY body, and its not like he's going to be responsible for the children so.... I'm lost to the issue
11/28/2012
Martiniman Martiniman
This is really opening a can of worms. I think a husband should respect his wife and her wishes, but his sperm becoming a "joint marital asset"? This would be, in my mind, similar to a woman having the right to decide how and what she does with her body. Ie...abortion, etc.
Does the wife's eggs now become a "joint marital asset" as well? If the wife has an affair and gets pregnant, can the husband sue the offending man for theft of marital property? Quite a bit to think about here.
11/28/2012
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
The following can be found from Daily Mail UK
By TAMARA COHEN
PUBLISHED: 06:34 EST, 26 August 2012

A married woman whose husband donated sperm without her knowledge is calling for clinics to be forced to ask for a wife's consent. ... More
this should be a decision that both people in the relationship decide upon. sperm, egg, surrogacy, etc.
01/08/2013
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
i think so
01/08/2013
Bleu Bleu
No. See, women like to play this game to where they want to require other people to ask permission but their own rights can't be restricted but I can see why a woman would be like "No, you're not doing that ever." To be the only one who has combined her genetic material with her husband to make children is like a special thing...I wouldn't say "ask permission" but definitely talk about it to prevent her from finding paperwork about it, or something.
01/10/2013
EmuLove EmuLove
Once two people are married those sperm belong to both the man and woman and the should both decide what happens with them
01/10/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Oh my gosh. Okay.

I think that it should be something that is discussed between the couple. And if it's not, then that's their own personal problem, not a legal battle.

Sperm as a type of marital asset? What the hell is wrong with that woman? I'm sorry, maybe that's a little harsh.

I don't think there should be any kind of forms or required consent. I believe that if a man wants to donate sperm, then he should discuss it with his wife, but in the end, uhm, hello, his body, his choice. If the couple has a major disagreement with it, then that really is their own problem and the only law that should come into it is divorce if that is the path that they have chosen.

I agree with a few others, we can't use the whole "my body, my choice" statement on JUST women. A man has his own parts, his own assets, and he should be the one to make the final decision on whether or not he uses them.

The same goes for if a woman wants to donate her eggs. Discussion between the couple.
01/11/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I guess this ties into the same things we all recently wrote about for SexIs Subjective on whether or not men have the right to choose whether the person they impregnated gets an abortion. In a sense, it's the same concept; his body, his right.

However, just like with the abortion, I feel both parties in the relationship deserve a say and I would be deeply hurt if my husband did this behind my back.
01/11/2013
Scythe Scythe
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
Parts of me say yes, if a man is in a committed and long term relationship, a man should at least inform his partner of his choice.

I feel this way because simply, can you imagine when that potential-future child is 18? I would feel a little ... More
I feel that a man should not need his wife's consent to donate sperm,such as a woman not needing to ask her husbands consent to have an abortion.
04/16/2013
mailroomorder mailroomorder
I think a man should ASK his wife and discuss it with his wife, but ultimately he should not be 'required' to obtain a signature or a permission slip to do it. That's totally unacceptable that a person cannot be in control of his (or her) own life.
04/20/2013
WestTexasBarbie WestTexasBarbie
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
The following can be found from Daily Mail UK
By TAMARA COHEN
PUBLISHED: 06:34 EST, 26 August 2012

A married woman whose husband donated sperm without her knowledge is calling for clinics to be forced to ask for a wife's consent. ... More
Yep. If they are married, his body is her body, too, as far as my beliefs go, so she should have a say-so.
05/13/2013
Nullipara Nullipara
Nope, a man shouldn't have to get consent to do what he wants with his sperm (or sterility). Just as I think a woman shouldn't have to get consent from her partner to get an abortion, get spayed, or anything else regarding her uterus she chooses to do. I mean, it's one of those things where you should TELL your partner you're doing, but a requirement? No. Nonononono. No. Let's be honest, if you don't -want- to tell your partner, your relationship is probably in trouble in some regard. Why provoke the matter?
05/15/2013
oneeyedoctopus oneeyedoctopus
He shouldn't have a legal obligation to tell her.
05/16/2013
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