Donor insemination: Israel as a representative case of a competitive market examining the possibility of policy reform.

  • Limor Dina Gonen
  • Published 2017 in Journal of comparative effectiveness research

Abstract

AIM To measure the private and social benefits of donor insemination (DI). METHODS An empirical model investigates the general public and DI clients' willingness to pay (WTP) for DI, and the willingness of potential donors to become altruistic or paid sperm donors. RESULTS The general public and DI clients value DI and have a positive WTP for it, whereas willingness to donate, altruistically or for payment, is either low or very low. CONCLUSION The general public's and DI clients' WTP for DI is in average above actual cost, so the government should consider funding or subsidizing DI. The government should encourage altruistic gamete donation through information and education of all parties involved directly and indirectly in the process of donation whose ultimate goal is the birth of a child.

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