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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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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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How many donor offspring are really out there?

The media, and the “experts” need to stop using the “30,000-60,000 per-year” numbers. In 1988 the Office of Technology Assessment estimated that 30,000 children were born via donor insemination during the year 1986/87 in the US (1). More than a … Continue reading

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Report your Child’s Birth and Medical/Genetic Issues

The Importance of Reporting Your Child’s Birth and Any Medical Issues In addition to posting on the DSR, it is very important you report all pregnancies and births to your clinic and/or sperm bank. Banks need to be aware of … Continue reading

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NY Times article : In Choosing a Sperm Donor, a Roll of the Genetic Dice

In Choosing a Sperm Donor, a Roll of the Genetic Dice By JACQUELINE MROZ Sharine and Brian Kretchmar of Yukon, Okla., tried a number of medical treatments to conceive a second child. After a depressing series of failures, a doctor … Continue reading

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DSR BioNews Commentary

A call by the Donor Sibling Registry to stop using the figures of 30,000 – 60,000 US sperm donor births 08 May 2012 By Wendy Kramer Wendy Kramer is director of the Donor Sibling Registry Appeared in BioNews 655 In … Continue reading

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