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Ukraine authorizes the use of frozen sperm and oocytes from dead soldiers

Ukraine authorizes the use of frozen sperm and oocytes from dead soldiers
February 7, 2024 – 2:33 p.m.

The Ukrainian Parliament accepted the use of sperm from soldiers killed in the war, which continues to this day. How many years can they be kept?

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The Ukrainian Parliament adopted on Wednesday amendments authorizing the use of frozen sperm and oocytes of military personnel after their death. At the end of last year, Ukraine passed a law according to which soldiers could freeze their reproductive cells for free before going to the front.

However one of the provisionswhich was to come into force at the end of March, imput the destruction of sperm and frozen oocytes of the military in case of death.

Conservation of sperm and oocytes in Ukraine

A total ofOn Wednesday, 264 deputies validated an amendment that provides for free conservation of samples for three years after death, after which The deceased’s partner may pay to prolong the process.

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DEVASTATION.  An aerial view allows us to contemplate the level of destruction of the city of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine, which before the war had 77,000 inhabitants.

DEVASTATION. An aerial view allows us to contemplate the level of destruction of the city of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine, which before the war had 77,000 inhabitants.

No legislator voted against this measure.supported by Ministry of Health. It is a very delicate issue in the country, where the Russian invasion that began almost two years ago caused many human losses.

The criticism they received for the destruction of the sperm of the soldiers killed in Ukraine

The destruction of oocytes and sperm of dead soldiers At the front it was seen as unfair, according to certain people such as lawyer Olena Babych. In a message on social networks, this lawyer spoke about the situation of one of her clients, whose husband had frozen her sperm and had died in the war.

This triggered an avalanche of criticism against the measure and deputies promised to reformulate the law before it came into force. Ukraine does not publish its army casualtiesbut according to US estimates published in August by the New York Times It could be around 70,000 dead and 120,000 injured.

Source: Ambito

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