DSR Library

DSR Research

The Donor Sibling Registry has conducted and published research on many donor familiy issues. Some of this research has been in collaboration with the University of Cambridge (UK), The University of California at San Francisco, The University of Canterbury (NZ), California State University, UCSF, and many other universities and prominant private researchers.

Donor Family Issues

Read several articles and writings on the issues of disclosure and "telling" children about the methodology of their conception. You can read essays and snippets written by donor conceived people, donors and parents, information for those considering sperm and egg donation, information from us on the surveys we took in from 759 donor offspring, and more.

Industry Issues

We have information pertaining specficially to the reproductive medicine industry. See HFEA (UK) numbers showing that ending donor anonymity has not lowered the number of donors. Read about how the lack of accurate record keeping has affected families who have used donor conception. 

Medical Issues

The DSR has prepared several reports on the medical issues pertaining to donor families. Also included are articles that deal with medical and genetic issues. At the bottom, a list of some of the medical and genetic issues reported by DSR members. 

New Book: Finding our Families: A First-of-Its-Kind Book for Donor Conceived People and Their Families

The first comprehensive book for children born through donor conception and their families!

DSR Blog

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