Sperm, Egg, & Embryo Donation in Canada: Legal Information

Sperm, Egg, & Embryo Donation in Canada: Legal Information

Author: LGBTQ Parenting Network Source: Website: Journal: Journal Details: Origin Country: Publish Date: 2015 Publication City: Toronto Languages: .Type: , , .Topics: , , .Targets: , , , . Last Modified: 2017-06-06

Description

Please note:
Due to recent legal changes, some of the information around birth registration in this info sheet is no longer accurate. We will have a new version up by July 2017.

Please refer to our page on parental recognition for more information.

This info sheet helps LGBTQ parents and donors understand their legal rights and responsibilities in egg and sperm donation.
Fertility treatment, including insemination, is limited by the federal Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which empowers Health Canada to regulate certain aspects of assisted reproduction. Sperm donation is further limited by a set of regulations called the “Processing and Distribution of Semen for Assisted Conception Regulations” or the “Semen Regulations.

This 8 page info sheet helps LGBTQ parents and donors to understand the declaration of parentage process in Ontario.

Table of Contents

  • Who can donate?
  • Consent in a clinical setting
  • Payment
  • Known Donor Agreements
  • Anonymity & Donor Profiles
  • Excess Sperm, Eggs and Embryos
  • Glossary
  • Additional Resources and Contacts