A man mustn’t donate sperm – level 1

04-05-2023 07:00

Jonathan Meijer comes from the Netherlands. He donates sperm. A Dutch court says that he is a father of around 500 to 600 children in the world.

The court says that the man must stop giving sperm. He can get a fine of 110,000 dollars for each time he does. The man must ask clinics in other countries to destroy his sperm. Only parents who already have children by Meijer can use his sperm.

Some parents say that Meijer’s donations are not fair to his donor children. They worry that some of the children can have a relationship with each other.

Difficult words: fine (money which someone has to pay when he breaks a rule), donation (what someone gives to help someone else who is in a difficult situation), donor (a person who gives something to someone else as help).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What legal implications do the Dutch court decision have for parents with donor children in other countries?


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