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Content Tagged: donor sperm

Using my partner’s brother as our sperm donor

My name is Susan and my wife’s name is Lucy. I met Lucy at a friend’s wedding about two years ago. We hit it off immediately, and before long we were living together, planning our wedding and coming up with baby names. I always knew I wanted to go through pregnancy and childbirth. Lucy always […]

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I’m considering having a child with the assistance of a sperm donor. I recently read an article where a child conceived with a donor said she wished she’d “never been born”. Are all donor-conceived kids angry and resentful of their genetic origins?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Emily Koert, Registered Psychologist. This is a common concern of women and couples who are considering using a donor to build their families. I think this concern indicates that you’re in the right mind frame – you’re considering not only your needs, but also the needs of your […]

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New study sheds light on what qualities women look for in a sperm donor

A recent study conducted in Australia sheds light on what qualities and attributes women value in a sperm donor. Economists Stephen Whyte and Benno Torgler surveyed 70 women who were looking for potential sperm donors online through sperm-sharing websites, rather than through fertility and IVF clinics. Published in the Journal of Bioeconomics, the researchers found […]

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Clear parenthood laws needed on the use of donors

A recent article in the National Post about a Canadian lesbian couple who say they were “hounded” by a known sperm donor’s family, highlights the need for clear parenthood laws on the use of donors across the globe – something that many provinces, states, and countries lack. When sperm and eggs are accessed via an […]

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