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Legal considerations when using a known sperm donor

For single women, lesbian couples, and heterosexual couples with severe male factor infertility, the use of donor sperm can be a great option to build their families. When important issues such as disclosure to the child and others are handled well, the research suggests children conceived through the use of this and other third party […]

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Families created with donor sperm reported to be ‘just as happy’

The results of a recent study conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), and published in the journal Human Reproduction, suggest that compared to other kinds of families, those created with donor sperm function equally as well. These families are headed by parents that are just as loving and psychologically healthy as parents […]

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I’m using donor sperm from a sperm bank to have a baby. I’m not sure if I should use an anonymous or open identity donor. What should I be considering when I’m deciding what type of sperm to buy?

Written by our mental health expert, Karen Kranz, Ph.D. When you say “I” am using donor sperm I assume this means that you are not currently in a relationship and are planning to have a child on your own. This is an important consideration, in that it means you don’t have to take the needs, […]

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Lesbian couple win legal battle over child created with donor sperm

A lesbian couple who created their family using donor sperm recently won sole custody of their child after a three-year legal battle. The sperm donor and his wife had originally agreed to the donation, but after the child was born the donor’s wife changed her mind about the donation. The couple took their case to […]

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