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Sperm Banks

DNA = Donors Not Anonymous

Wendy Kramer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Health News
Wendy Kramer

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.

NBC Story: 48 Donor Siblings and the ASRM

Wendy Kramer | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

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.

Biology and Birth Certificates: Our Right to Accuracy

Wendy Kramer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

Most U.S. citizens raised by their biological parents never question whether the information on their birth certificates is accurate. With the evolution of adoption and alternate means of conceiving a child, "accurate" is an increasingly subjective term.

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.

Roots and Wings for Donor Offspring

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.22.2015 | 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.

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: FDA Deems Local Man A Sperm Manufacturer | Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.16.2011 | San Francisco

The Food and Drug Administration has gone after a Fremont man with a cease order for his community service project. The charge: being a sperm "manufac...

How Old Is 'Too Old' For Fatherhood? | Posted 01.08.2012 | Parents

Alexander is, on paper and otherwise, a success. He has degrees from two Ivy League schools. He runs his own consulting business, with offices in Bost...

'Free Sperm Donors' And The Women Who Want Them | Posted 12.03.2011 | Parents

For months, Beth Gardner and her wife, Nicole, had been looking for someone to help them conceive. They began with sperm banks, which have donors of a...

Laws to Catch Up With Science

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Fooling with Mother Nature rarely works. Children born of sperm donors are realizing they may have dozens of siblings they'll never know. Donors are ...

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...

That Chinese Sperm Bank Photo: You've Been Shanghaied

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I conducted a little investigation and found that this picture first surfaced on the interwebz in late 2008, and it was immediately dismissed as a hoax by officials at Renji Hospital in Shanghai.