Fiancee goes to court to store dead partner's spermThe fiancee of a man killed at a level crossing in Brisbane, Australia has successfully applied to have his sperm extracted from his corpse.
Kelly Floyd, was given permission to have Sunnybank Private Hospital remove sperm from Troy Jarvis and store it in an IVF facility, so she can still bear his child.
In an emergency decision handed down by Justice Roslyn Atkinson, it was said that Ms Floyd had planned to marry Mr Jarvis at the end of the year and they were building a house together. "She said that they had constantly discussed having children and she had made an appointment with an obstetrician gynaecologist" Justice Atkinson wrote in her judgment.
Ms Floyd contacted Justice Atkinson by phone the day Mr Jarvis died to have her case heard.
She said she had the support of Mr Jarvis's family and “and all he wanted was a child and we decided to build the house first because otherwise we wouldn't have been able to afford to build a house if we had a child".
Court application to use sperm
Ms Floyd won the right to store the sperm at an IVF facility, as the procedure had to be done in 24 hours, but she will have to make another application to the court to use the sperm.
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