Sperm donation

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Donor children could contact biological parents before 18 under new proposals
Existing UK fertility law should be updated to regulate modern treatments, says HFEA

Jamie Grierson

28, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Strange but ultimately positive genetic discovery reveals up to 1,000 relatives linked to prolific sperm donor
When Jack Nunn encouraged his mother Barbara to share her DNA test results online it uncovered a vast cohort of new half-siblings

Tory Shepherd

25, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Urgent calls for Australia-wide register of sperm donations amid concerns about ‘prolific’ donors
Experts say informal donations a ‘huge problem’ that could lead to trauma for donor-conceived people who find they have dozens of half siblings

Tory Shepherd

07, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I had two babies born last week’: the unregulated world of Australia’s online sperm donors
Some women are seeking donations outside the expensive, complicated clinical process – but experts says there are major risks

Tory Shepherd

05, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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At last, Britain's donor-conceived children can know the truth about their origins | Zeynep Gurtin
A culture of secrecy around sperm and egg donations has given way to greater openness, says fertility consultant Zeynep Gurtin

Zeynep Gurtin

03, Jan, 2023 @2:22 PM

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‘Miracle’ baby opens debate over possible use of centuries-old sperm
Technology allows sperm to be frozen longer than legal 50-year limit but poses medical and ethical questions

Rachel Hall

28, Oct, 2022 @4:06 PM

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A dilemma for would-be mothers: date to find the right person – or parent solo? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
It’s a tricky situation. The biological clock is ticking, but apps don’t make it easy to find a partner who wants children, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

11, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Ending sperm donor anonymity will have a profound impact on families | Letters
Letters: Readers, including sperm donors and a recipient, on the potential consequences if the fertility watchdog recommends that the law is scrapped


03, Jun, 2022 @4:42 PM

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UK sperm donor with genetic condition banned from contacting children
Judge says James MacDougall, 37, was not upfront about fragile-X syndrome and should not meet some of those he fathered

Helen Pidd North of England editor

31, May, 2022 @9:34 AM

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I agreed to my sperm donor’s anonymity - now I see my daughter has a right to know who she is | Dorothy Byrne
The law guaranteed lifelong anonymity needs to change, says Dorothy Byrne, president of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Dorothy Byrne

31, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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UK fertility watchdog could recommend scrapping donor anonymity law
Exclusive: HFEA says rise of genetic testing websites may soon make it impossible to conceal identities

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

20, May, 2022 @12:46 PM

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‘Why did I need to know who my father was?’: one woman’s battle for her biological truth
When Lauren Burns discovered she was a donor-conceived baby, she was shocked and wounded. Then she began to fight

Jane Gleeson-White

04, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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