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A Multi-Billion-Dollar Unregulated Industry With No Oversight -- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

Many sperm and egg donors and recipients have been told by their doctors, fertility clinics, and sperm/egg banks that there are laws in effect prohibi...

The Donor Sibling Registry Reaches 50,000 Members!

Wendy Kramer | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

50,000 members! The Force is with us!

Sperm Donation Needs Federal Regulation

Wendy Kramer | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Wendy Kramer

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.

Thinking About Selling Your Sperm or Eggs?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

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.

An Open Invitation to All Sperm Banks

Wendy Kramer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

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.

The New "Check Box" That Needs to Be On Pediatrician's Forms

Wendy Kramer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

Pediatricians gather a multitude of information, including insurance, addresses, and phone numbers. Current pediatric intake forms may also ask other ...

Donor Families Connecting: Love or Fear?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

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.

30k-60k US Sperm and Egg Donor Births Per Year?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

For more than a quarter of a century, '30,000 annual births' is still trotted out in academia, lectures and the media. Yet so much about donor insemination has changed during this time. Using either of the whole figures is scientifically unjustifiable, and the range is just as flawed.

Sperm Donors Who Wish to Remain Anonymous Just Shouldn't Donate.

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

Some offspring do long to know their genetic parents. If relationships evolve after connecting, then that's icing on the cake for all involved. It's time that the rights of donor conceived people to search for, and connect with their first degree genetic relatives are acknowledged.

Roots and Wings for Donor Offspring

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

Donor conception can be talked about openly and honestly between loving parents and their donor children. Telling is just the beginning though. And having a curious child in no way lessons your importance or significance as a parent. It is an innate human desire to want to know where we come from.

Could My Eggs Be the Link to Curing Diseases?

Alice Crisci | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Alice Crisci

It's my body and my choice if I want to donate a dozen of my eggs to science. Who knows -- maybe it's my egg that will be used to find a cure for cancer. Now wouldn't that be an incredible way to make a difference in the world.

Offspring of Egg and Sperm Donors to Benefit From New Law

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

There are some one million donor-conceived children in the U.S. today; my daughter is one of them. And starting July 22, one state started to improve their access to critical information about their donors.

The Kid is All Right

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

A little over eighteen years ago, I used an anonymous sperm donor to conceive a child. In 1992, that was a relatively uncommon practice and one that m...