Nationwide use of postmortem retrieved sperm in Israel: A follow-up report

Arieh Raziel, Shevach Friedler, Deborah Strassburger, Sarit Kaufman, Ana Umansky, Raphael Ron-El

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A follow-up study of the subsequent use of all postmortem frozen sperm samples during 2003-2010 is reported. Only the sister of one of the 10 unmarried deceased men was in contact with the bank. Four widows elected to discard the frozen sperm and all of the remaining spouses were uninterested in its fate. Because none of the samples were requested for use, the need for sperm procurement should be reconsidered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2693-2695
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number8
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Postmortem sperm retrieval
  • posthumous reproduction
  • postmortem sperm procurement
  • sperm cryopreservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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