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Latino Daily News

Saturday June 25, 2011

Baby in Brazil Born with Deceased Fathers Sperm

Baby in Brazil Born with Deceased Fathers Sperm

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Brazilian media reports the healthy delivery of a baby girl concieved through artificial insemination using her dead father’s frozen sperm. The mother, Katia Lernerneier, and baby are both doing fine and have been discharged from the hospital this week.

The couple froze the father’s sperm after being unsuccessful in conceiving naturally. Once her husband died from skin cancer, Katia went to court to retrieve his sperm to conceive their child.

Since her husband had not left written authorization allowing his wife to continue treatment after his death, she had to go to court in order to get permission to use the frozen sperm.