Sperm donation

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‘Lies and trauma’: donor-conceived adults are still haunted by their origins
Australia’s fertility industry has undergone seismic shifts in practice, but for those born before these changes, past mistakes feel firmly in the present

Gary Nunn

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The great sperm heist: ‘They were playing with people’s lives’
Paul was in his 80s when someone called to say she was his daughter, conceived in a fertility clinic with his sperm. The only problem? He’d never donated any

Jenny Kleeman

25, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Experience: I was pregnant at the same time as my partner
The first three months were torrid. Kathleen would be sick in the morning, and I’d be sick in the afternoon

Sheelagh Stewart

02, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Three families, one sperm donor: the day we met our daughter’s sisters
Every year, thousands of British children are conceived with the help of donor sperm. But few ever meet their siblings...

Kate Burt

27, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tomatoes are good for sperm count – if only I had known that years ago
A man’s worry seems to be hardwired – as if being fertile constitutes a meaningful measure of masculinity

Adrian Chiles

09, Oct, 2019 @5:07 PM

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Interplanetary matriarchy: why the future of space is female
Research has found that frozen sperm can survive in microgravity, paving the way for man-free missions

24, Jun, 2019 @3:18 PM

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Sperm donors are not dads. We need more clarity around what constitutes a parent | Margaret Ambrose
A recent court case is a cautionary tale about the dangers of entering into private parenting agreements with friends

Margaret Ambrose

24, Jun, 2019 @2:47 AM

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My husband was a sperm donor. Now the mother is making demands
The adults here seem to have made a mess of the situation by failing to set clear boundaries, says Annalisa Barbieri

Annalisa Barbieri

07, Jun, 2019 @2:00 PM

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‘I thought – who will remember me?’: the man who fathered 200 children
Worried he’d never have a family, Louis became a prolific sperm donor, hoping that his children would one day track him down. And then they did

Simon Usborne

24, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Stories review – Nina Raine's smart drama about seeking a sperm donor
Playing a single woman determined to have a child, Claudie Blakley lights up this new play by the Consent dramatist

Michael Billington

18, Oct, 2018 @12:45 PM

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America's hottest export? Sperm
An American and a Danish company dominate the global sperm market – and both claim their supply is biggest

Soo Youn

15, Aug, 2018 @10:00 AM

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'I threw my soul all over the floor': egg and sperm donors stage their stories
Theatre and acrobatic shows at the Edinburgh festival use the experiences of donors to explore fertility, faith and family

Catherine Love

15, Aug, 2018 @7:09 AM

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