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Content Tagged: Third party options

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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Growing number of men and women using matching sites to find potential co-parents

A Daily Mail Online story profiles a growing trend – an increasing number of men and women are using online matching sites to find a person with whom they can platonically co-parent. The sites, which attract single men and women and gay couples, are much like dating websites. Users create a profile detailing what they […]

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Woman shares her experience of growing up with same-sex parents

“I have same-sex parents, and everything is fine” So begins Lizzie Fierro’s account of growing up with same-sex parents – in fact, 3 mothers in total after her parents separated and 1 parent remarried. She shares that she used to feel self-conscious about her family because she worried that people wouldn’t understand her experience. It […]

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The shifting profile of sperm donors

Think most sperm donors are in their 20s and strapped for cash without a thought of the kids who might result from their donation? Think again. Today’s sperm donors increasingly wonder about the health and well-being of their offspring, and many are open to being contacted by these children in the future. According to Wendy […]

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