Organization of the French Sperm Banks — C.E.C.O.S.

  • Maria Servoz-Gavin
Part of the Clinics in Andrology book series (CLAN, volume 8)


In France, artificial insemination with donor semen (AID) has encountered difficulties in the past for religious and moral reasons. Consequently, the technique had to be practiced in a clandestine manner. AID was performed by only a few private gynecologists using fresh semen obtained from donors. This practice provided only a scant number of donors with limited guarantees regarding the quality of semen and the protection of anonymity.


Male Sterility Artificial Insemination Donor Semen Sperm Bank Limited Guarantee 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Servoz-Gavin
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  1. 1.Laboratoir d’Histologie et Embryologie Faculté de MédecineC.E.C.O.S.La TroncheFrance

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