Fertility Treatments for a woman with the sperm of a man that isn't her spouse for the purposes of having a child together without a partnership is contingent on a contract between the two sides.
Who is Eligible?
- A man and a woman who are not partners, and not married to anyone else, who want to jointly have a child.
How to Claim It?
- The man and woman have to write an agreement that includes the following details:
- The man's consent to the action, and a statement that he is aware of his obligations to the newborn, regardless of the agreement.
- Reference to the question of what happens if the parties back out of the agreement, what happens to the genetic material in this case (i.e. the sperm sample intended for the fertilization or the fertilized embryo prior to it is returned to the woman's body). The use of the genetic material in such a case is subject to all law (ie, the parties are prohibited from deciding to use the genetic material that would be contrary to the law).
- The mother's declaration that she is not a "carrying mother", as defined by The Surrogacy Law.
- A declaration by both sides that the agreement was not made for monetary or any other considerations, and that they entered the agreement voluntarily.
- A declaration by both parties that they are not married to other spouses.
- Some of the clinics that carry out the treatment (whether it is insemination or in vitro fertilization) require a notarized agreement. It is recommended to check the clinic's requirements in advance and to have the agreement notarized in advance.
- It is forbidden for a doctor to begin fertility treatments on a woman with the seed of a man who is not her partner for the purpose of co-parenting, without an agreement.
- Usually, the man's presence is required during the treatment, even after he provides the sperm, for things like signing documents confirming his consent to each stage of the treatment.
Laws and Regulations
- Ministry of Health Director circular no. 20/07 from 08.11.2007 -guidelines for sperm banks and artificial insemination.
- The original source of this information is The Israel Medical Association
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.