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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.

Grandparents via Donor Conception

Wendy Kramer | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

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.

Back-to-School Brings Reminder of Pride to This Fertility Doctor

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Dr. Guy Ringler

In June I heard from a young woman. She was graduating from high school, and her parents sent me a notice of her accomplishment. It had been almost 18 years since I last saw them in my office, suddenly expectant parents after having tried fruitlessly to have a child for so long.

Donor Conceived People and The Reproductive Medicine Industry Disconnect

Wendy Kramer | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

It's an innate human desire to want to know where we come from. It's important for both our medical and psychological well being to know about our biological first-degree relatives, our ancestry, our medical backgrounds, and our genetics.

The Ethical Sperm Bank: An All-Open Sperm Bank. An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

A cultural phenomenon is growing these days in the world of gamete donation. The voices of the donor-conceived are growing louder and clearer, and the vast majority express that knowing or having known the identity of their donors is better than not knowing.

The Future of Surrogacy in Minnesota

Erin Havel | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Erin Havel

There will be a few challenges along the way, and here's a big one. You found your life's mate and you are ready to start a family. The only trouble is, because of your medical history, your body is incapable of holding a pregnancy to term.

Anonymous Third Party Reproduction Ignores Children's Rights and Welfare

Mirah Riben | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Parental rights issues -- such as that of Sheena and Tiara Yates -- should never be decided based on the rights of one (or two) parents versus another parent with the omission of the rights of the child to know their genetic heritage. Children are not property and decisions concerning their lives must not ignore their needs and rights.

I Donated My Eggs So I Could Travel The World

xoJANE | Posted 11.28.2014 | Women

My files were being judged. Women were looking at them and deciding whether or not they wanted my eggs to make a baby with. It was a little surreal.

"Three-Person IVF" Update Reveals How Little We Know

Jessica Cussins | Posted 08.05.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

Three-person IVF is a critical departure from the traditional kind. This new and biologically extreme technique, which has generated scientific and bioethical controversy on both sides of the Atlantic, would combine genetic material from one man and two women in a single embryo.

The Cost Of Being A First-Time Egg Donor

Justine Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Justine Griffin

The eggs in my ovaries made me valuable. Without them, there is no in vitro fertilization, no surrogate mothers, no baby-making business. As it unfolded, I began to feel like a commodity rather than a human being, a means to an end on the infant assembly line.

A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?

Kathleen Miles

'Not Everything In Life Is For Sale' | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.15.2013 | Los Angeles

California Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of legislation that would have allowed women to sell their eggs for medical research has infuriated some women's ri...

Infertility Saved My Life

Julia Indichova | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Julia Indichova

One day, in a last-ditch effort to prop up my wilting ovaries, I decided on a physical and emotional overhaul. I thought if I don't get pregnant, at least I'll be the healthiest I've ever been.

Which Comes First: The Woman or Her Eggs?

Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.18.2013 | Science
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

if we're going to support a "right to stem cell research," then we need to guarantee a right to health in the form of serious investment in egg donor safety. As it stands, we're crafting a pro-science policy arena that's not necessarily pro-health.

California Egg Donation Bill Faces Backlash

The Sacramento Bee | Melody Gutierrez | Posted 05.10.2013 | San Francisco

Five years ago, Alice Crisci froze her eggs, knowing she could be left infertile after chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Now, cancer-free and...

I Donated My Eggs For The Money -- And I Don't Regret It

Jasmine Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Jasmine Stein

For women it sometimes feels like once we get to a certain age, we are destined to hand over control of our bodies to another being, along with whatever hopes and dreams we had for ourselves.

New York Nanny Gets Disturbing Request

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2012 | Money

It’s not uncommon for nannies to become one of the family, but one New York mother took that notion a bit too far. The wife of a New York City f...

Don't Pity Us Because We Don't Want Kids. Be Happy for Us.

Norma Lizeth Morales | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Norma Lizeth Morales

I could not be happier for loved ones who choose to become parents. For some it is their true calling. But for others, myself and my husband included, it isn't. If you are our friends and loved ones, be happy for us. Because we are.

Number Of Students Turning To Sugar Daddies Has 'Exploded'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.19.2012 | Money

Rising college prices and a still-recovering economy means funds are hard to find for many college students. And don't think the solution lies at home...

Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

Understanding surrogacy's legal structure and its step-by-step process can help make the process more manageable and allow parents-to-be to realize the joy which surrogacy can bring.

Infertility: An Age-Old Problem

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Although there have been tremendous advances over the past 30 years to give many couples the possibility of having a baby who might otherwise not have been able to have one, one thing hasn't changed: the impact of age.

Will 'Open Adoption' Lead To 'Open Donation'? Should It?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If nearly all domestic adoptions of infants are some degree of "open", isn't it time to make that the norm when it comes to sperm and egg donation, too?

Katherine Bindley

Is It An Egg Or A 'Gift'? Inside The Marketing Of Reproductive Donation | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.20.2011 | Women

What really goes on behind the closed doors of sperm banks and other institutions that broker the exchange of reproductive materials for money? Tha...

WATCH: Amy Schumer Sells Her Eggs To Pay The Bills

Posted 06.28.2011 | Comedy

Amy Schumer is broke, alone and desperate. At least she is in her latest video "Eggs," where the comedian finds her life in shambles and comes to the ...

Donor Egg Love

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

I often think about the young woman known in my household as Angel Cate, whose egg made this child possible.