Do you think if you are married, that your husband's consent should be needed in order for you to be an egg donor?
I personally believe that since you sign away your rights to any child that might be born as a result of your eggs, that it doesn't affect my husband and therefore his consent shouldn't be needed. My husband does not control what I can and cannot do with my body, with the exception of if I am impregnated with a child by him. I wouldn't expect that my consent be needed for him to be a donor at a sperm bank, and I would expect that right would be afforded to me as well.
What are all of your thoughts?
Yeah, and where I live if you want a hysterectomy you have to have your husband consent to that as well. But he doesn't need your consent to have a vasectomy. Very backwards. I think it is crazy that a woman who is an adult needs the permission of anyone to donate her eggs. Whether it is for science, for another couple trying to get pregnant...it is her right to make informed decisions and seek support from those she chooses to share with. You would think a married woman would tell her partner about something like this. Of course that would be an assumption. But even if she doesn't that still doesn't mean she needs to get permission. it may mean she has a not so solid relationship. But it doesn't mean she needs a man to make up her mind for her. Funny how if a lesbian were donating eggs her female partner doesn't have to give consent. I guess only a man knows how to make the right choices about a woman's eggs.
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