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Gynécologie Obstétrique & Fertilité
Volume 38, n° 5
pages 324-331 (mai 2010)
Doi : 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2010.03.003
Received : 25 September 2009 ;  accepted : 4 Mars 2010
Secret et anonymat du don de gamètes
Secrecy and anonymity in gametes donation

D. Le Lannou
Service de biologie de la reproduction-CECOS, CHU, hôpital Sud, 16, boulevard de Bulgarie, 35000 Rennes, France 


En France, le don de gamètes repose sur quelques principes fondamentaux tels que l’anonymat, la gratuité, et la solidarité entre les hommes. En Europe une tendance se fait jour en faveur de la levée de l’anonymat du don. Cet article a pour but d’en exposer les causes, et les conséquences sur l’enfant, le couple receveur et le donneur. Ainsi l’analyse des pratiques montre que la levée de l’anonymat du don incite les parents à garder le secret sur le mode de conception de leur enfant, entraînant une inefficacité de la loi.

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In France, gamete donation is based on some fundamental principles such as anonymity, gratuity, and solidarity. In Europe a trend appeared for a removal of anonymity. This paper highlights the reasons for this removal of anonymity, and consequences for the donor’s offspring, the gamete donor, the infertile couples. In particular, an examination of practice shows that removing the anonymity of gamete donation favors maintaining the secrecy of the circumstances of the conception, resulting in inefficiency of the law.

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Mots clés : Assistance médicale à la procréation, Don de gamètes, Anonymat, Secret, Loi

Keywords : Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Gamete donation, Anonymity, Secrecy, Law

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