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

John E J Rasko
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00699.x
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.

  • 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.


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