Right to Know versus Right to Privacy
Being Donor conceived can cause people to question where they come from. It also means they have limited information on any genetic diseases. On the other hand, a number of Sperm and Egg donors wish to remain anonymous or to not be contacted by potential offspring. It’s a complex issue, with Victoria introducing new legislation affecting those born via donation allowing them to access information about their donors, with donors needing to opt out of being contactable. To discuss these new laws CEO of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) Louise Johnson joined Breakfast.