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Donor Conception: Old vs. New Thinking

  Old thinking: Infertility is something to be ashamed of. New thinking: Coming to terms with infertility is a process. With proper education and counseling, healing can begin so that the shame of infertility isn’t passed along to the child … Continue reading

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Sperm and Egg Donation: 10 Things Your Doctor, Clinic, or Sperm Bank Won’t Tell You

10 Things Your Doctor, Clinic, or Sperm Bank Won’t Tell You 1. Most donors* and recipients are not properly educated, counseled, or informed beforehand about the needs and rights of the children they are helping to create. This includes the importance of … Continue reading

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IVF, Test Tube Babies and Sperm Donation

Here’s one of my pet peeves: when people use the term​s “test tube babies” and “IVF” when talking about any type of assisted reproductive technology.  Particularly, methodologies that do not usually involve the use of IVF at all, like sperm donation. … Continue reading

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The Ethical Sperm Bank: An All-Open Sperm Bank. An Idea Whose Time Has Come.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-kramer/the-ethical-sperm-bank-an_b_7841180.html A cultural phenomenon is growing these days in the world of gamete donation. The voices of the donor-conceived are growing louder and clearer, and the vast majority express that knowing or having known the identity of their donors is … Continue reading

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Donor Sibling Registry Turns 14 Today!

14 Years Ago Today! Opening message on the DSR’s Yahoo Group: Sep 3, 2000 7:32 AM “I am the mother of an awesome 10 year old donor child. I know that he has at least 3 donor siblings and would … Continue reading

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Current News Stories and the Best Interests of the Children

There have been many articles, blogs and commentaries written lately about these types of news stories (see below), most focusing on the relevant laws, and the rights and responsibilities of the parents.  Not one that I have seen has addressed … Continue reading

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LGBT Guest Blog from Ashleigh

Ashleigh’s latest blog up on the DSR’s LGBT Page: Many of us are familiar with the all-encompassing urges that our hormones put us through during our reproductive years.  That desire, that urgency to “have a baby”. Come on, you know … Continue reading

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Sperm Banking and Up to Date, Accurate, Accessible Files

How many of you have called your sperm bank for information on your donor or your offspring, and been told “sorry….the files are in the basement” or “sorry…our old paper files are a pain to access”? There are several sperm … Continue reading

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