TIL: Relatives of a deceased male can ask for Posthumous sperm retrieval. This involves electrocuting the prostate to retrieve sperm.

Read more: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumous_sperm_retrieval

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  1. Does a child conceived through posthumous sperm retrieval have a claim against his father’s estate?

    The last paragraph of the wiki article seems to suggest they do.

  2. This happens in the horse world as well, if a high-dollar stud has to be euthanized. It’s a way to get several more progeny out of him and to continue the bloodline.

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