Postmortem Sperm Retrieval Case Raises Complicated Legal, Ethical Questions05:46


After 21-year-old West Point cadet Peter Zhu's sudden death last month, his parents made an unusual request: for doctors to extract and preserve his sperm. A judge in New York will rule next week on whether and how they can use his sperm to bring a child into the world. Experts say the case raises complex ethical questions. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks to Andrew Joseph (@DrewQJoseph), a reporter for STAT News.

This segment aired on March 15, 2019.

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