Halachic Issues with Advanced Fertility Treatment: Halacha and Donor eggs, Donor embryos, Donor Sperm, Surrogacy, PGD, or PGS

There are many halachic issues with using surrogacy, and donor eggs, donor embryos, or donor sperm. Please contact a Rav before doing these treatments to find out what the halacha of donor eggs, donor embryos, and donor sperm is. If a Rav tells you that that using donor eggs, donor embryos, or donor sperm is halachically permitted, ask him if Jewish or non-Jewish donors should be used.  If you need surrogacy, ask if surrogacy is permitted according to halacha.  If surrogacy is permitted, ask who should be a surrogate (such as Jewish single woman).  Also ask about the need for geirus, and what you should do about yichud, negiah, etc for the child who was born using donor eggs, donor embryos, or sperm, or surrogacy.

Please ask a Rav about whether there are any halachic issues with doing PGD or PGS before using these procedures.

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