Families in Israel Are Seeking Sperm Retrieval from Dead Young Soldiers

Family members of those young soldiers and in some cases civilians too, are taking help of embryologists and IVF specialists to perform posthumous sperm retrieval (PSR).

According to a report by an Israeli English newspaper, several embryologists and IVF specialists have reported being contacted by family members of the Hamas attack victims seeking PSR procedures on their loved ones.

The family members want their loved one’s sperms to be frozen in hopes that they can be used in future to conceive a child to continue their genetic legacy.

The PSR procedure is performed within 24 hours of death. According to Israel laws, PSR can be conducted after a family court order if the person was unmarried. In case of married man, PSR can be performed on the request of a wife.

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