BUSINESS INSIDER – A 62-year-old woman was granted permission by a court to remove sperm from her dead husband for potential use in posthumous IVF.
Last month the woman made an urgent application to the Supreme Court of Western Australia for the removal and storage of her husband’s sperm, a day after he died and while his body was still being stored in a morgue, court documents showed.
Her husband was 61 when he died in December.
The couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been married since 1983.
They had two children, according to the application, but their daughter drowned in 2013, and their son was killed in 2019 in a car accident.
According to the court documents, the couple had been discussing having another child prior to the man’s death.
Tests showed his sperm was still viable.
The woman told the court she had visited a fertility expert …