FDA Says Gay Men Can Give Blood — But Only If They Don’t Have Sex for a Year image

VICE News, December 22, 2015
VICE News Staff, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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[...] Harvard Law School bioethics and the law professor I. Glenn Cohen told VICE News last year that while he thought the FDA's policy change is a good first step, it does not go far enough. According to Cohen, the reality is that "most gay men will have had sex once in the past year."

"People who experimented in college or something like that, they can donate blood, but any sexually active gay man is categorically rejected, even if he's been tested. And all these blood samples get tested no matter what," Cohen explained. [...]

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