Aid and Sperm Bank Development in Israel

  • J. Barkay
  • H. Zuckerman


Judaism is very keen on family purity, and thus artificial insemination is subject to many prohibitions, not just in regard to the donor, which I will later clarify, but also in regard to the way semen is collected since the “spoiling” of semen is forbidden by the Torah.


Artificial Insemination Human Sperm Protective Medium Sperm Bank Caffeine Solution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Barkay
    • 1
  • H. Zuckerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyCentral Emek HospitalAfulaIsraël

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