Connect
MJA
MJA

Bill to ban reproduction of inmates with cancer proposed in New South Wales

John E J Rasko
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (10): 575-576.
Published online: 20 November 2006

To the Editor: A young man, a minor when sentenced in Sydney, was diagnosed with lymphoma soon after incarceration. Appropriate treatment was initiated, including pretreatment collection and storage of his semen. A local newspaper report that his sperm was collected and stored at taxpayers’ expense prompted outrage in some sections of the community.

  • John E J Rasko1,2,3

  • 1 Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.