News: Donor conception

Updated: July 2014


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Where in the World Is Octodad? (By Kay S. Hymowitz. Feb 20/09. Wall Street Journal)
Inside the Mind of the Octuplets’ Father (By Dr. Keith Ablow, FOX News. Feb 11/09)
Human egg-trafficking scam uncovered in Romania (Aug 3/09. BioNews #519)
Are Sperm Donors Really Anonymous Anymore? DNA testing makes them easy to trace. (Mar 1/10. Slate)
The anonymous donor dilemma: To google or not to google?  (By Alison Motluk. Apr 18/10. The Globe & Mail)
Sperm donor children share experiences in new research (BioEdge, Apr 28/10)
The Birds and the Bees (via the Fertility Clinic) (May 30/10. The New York Times. By Ross Douthat) 
Life's essence, bought and sold. What are children's rights when it comes to their origins? (By Margaret Somerville. Jul 11/10. Globe & Mail)
My Daddy's Name is Donor (By Elizabeth Marquardt. 2010)
Genetic rights: The other half of the family tree (By Tom Blackwell, National Post, Jan. 28/11)
Knowing who you are matters (Editorial. The Age. Jan 28/11)
Murky business of donor conception is having a brutal effect [on children]. (By Angela Shanahan. The Australian. Feb 19/11)
Rising from the Ashes: Two countries, two reviews of donor conception services - Australia leads the way (By Damian Adams & Marilyn Crawshaw. Feb 21/11. BioNews)
What the kids really want (by Wendy Kramer & Naomi Cahn. Aug 8/11. BioNews)
Offspring searching for their sperm donors: how family type shapes the process (By Beeson, Jennings & Kramer. Human Reproduction. Jun/11)
One Parent or Five? A Global Look at Today’s New Intentional Families (by Elizabeth Marquardt, Institute for American Values. Oct 6/11)
Is intentional parenthood good for children? (By Elizabeth Marquardt. Nov 7/11. BioNews)
Eric Blyth critique/Elizabeth Marquardt response re 'intentional parenting' (Bionews, Oct 31; Family Scholars, Nov 1/11)
Marquardt's off the mark (By Susan Kane, DI-adult & parent. Nov 14/11. BioNews)
Response to Susan Kane (by Elizabeth Marquardt. Nov 16/11. Family Scholars)
The violent act of buying and selling a child: sperm donor children speak out (Lifesite. Dec 5/11)
Scam artist targets offspring claiming to be their donor & seeking contact (Fraudwatch. Mar/12)
A call by the Donor Sibling Registry to stop using the figures of 30,000 - 60,000 US sperm donor births (By Wendy Kramer, Donor Sibling Registry. 08 May 2012. BioNews)
Relative Strangers: Negotiating non-genetic kinship in the context of assisted conception (Carol Smart & Petra Nordqvist, Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships & Personal Life, Manchester University, UK. 2012)
Experience: I went through the menopause at 18 (By Sarah Whitehouse. The Guardian. 13 April 2012) 
Whose family is it anyway? (Op-ed by Stevienna de Saille, University of Leeds.15 October 2012. BioNews 677)
International market in frozen eggs now a possibility (27 Oct 2012. BioEdge)
Genepeeks firm to offer 'digital baby' screen for sperm donors (Oct 4/13. BBC News)