A Health and Welfare Ministry committee has compiled a final report proposing that close relatives be allowed to provide sperm or ovum to infertile couples, ministry officials said.

The panel, headed by Kinko Nakatani, professor emeritus of law at Keio University, said laws allowing the provision of ovum or sperm by close relatives should be enacted within three years.

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