Sperm donation

We hear from egg and sperm donors about the process of donating gametes to help other people build their families.
"Spermcast" has a cheeky premise. But for comedian Molly Hawkey, becoming a mother is no joke.
This month as we celebrate Pride, we also embrace diversity in families. Parents – and parents-to-be – come with all types
It would seem that the sperm banks and egg clinics who continue to spread this false information have done so only to protect their own liabilities.
It should be recognized that it's not just the donor conceived people who are becoming grandparents, it's also the donors, many of who donated back when they were in college.
1. Record-keeping on donors, parents, and offspring 2. Number of children​ born to a donor 3. Limits on the number of vials
With current HIV testing practices, the FDA and ASRM bans on sperm donation from gay men and people who have anal sex is scientifically unfounded and discriminatory.
We've danced around the topic with Addison, our five-year old, each time truthfully answering her questions about where babies
1322: Artificial insemination (referred to as AI until the 1980s) was first used successfully by the Arabs on mares.
Too often the medical profile of a sperm donor is merely a snapshot of one day in the life of a healthy young man. It often doesn't reveal what will happen five or 10 years down the road to the donor or to members of his immediate family.
This kind of irresponsible advertising (from a NY sperm bank), only goes to show the lack of proper education given to prospective donors about decisions made now for a quick buck, that can affect them (and their families) for the rest of their lives.
These new sites boast that they are free. Well, it's easy to be free while you have a few dozen members, or even a few hundred
I invite you to follow in the steps of many egg clinics and agencies, and offer your donors and parents the option of writing the Donor Sibling Registry into your sperm banking agreements - establishing anonymous (if desired) contact on the Donor Sibling Registry, right from the start.
Many donor-conceived people are finding only out by accident that they have been predisposed to certain conditions. In 2009
I can't help but wonder when the sperm banks and egg clinics will start acknowledging that there is no such thing as guaranteed donor anonymity.
I feel that regulation and oversight of the infertility industry is a necessity, and would only improve this broken system, and help thousands of families who have used donor eggs and sperm to create their families.
Parents can, and should put the needs and desires of their children to seek out and connect with half siblings and/or donors, above their own fears. This is the ultimate sacrifice that parents make for their children. It is also the greatest gift we can give to our children, and to ourselves.
There are significant cross-generational relationships that gamete donation has engendered that haven't yet been talked about. As donor conceived people and their donors (aka biological mothers and fathers) are finding each other more regularly through the Donor Sibling Registry and through DNA testing websites, there are members of a third generation that are also connecting- the grandparents.