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Sperm Donors

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?

Sperm Semantics

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 04.29.2012 | Women
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

It's time to evaluate the reproductive vocabulary list and think twice about our word choices and the messages we are trying to portray.

'Donorsexual,' from the Other Side of the Bed

Amy Andre | Posted 04.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

Procreative sex as part of a donor insemination may be a convenient delivery method, but for women in the LGBT community who are attracted to men, it can also be sexually satisfying. A friend of mine is in that very situation right now.

My Daddy's a Porn Star

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News
Tanya Jo Miller

Trent Arsenault may have more complex reasons for his virginity and Xtube sessions than even he himself completely understands. But, really, who cares?

"I'm Sleeping With My Sperm Donor"

Daily Mail | Posted 01.12.2012 | Women

Multiple trips to fertility doctors, three miscarriages and $60-$70,000 out of pocket, Tanya was left with little choice: if she was going to become a...

Catherine Pearson

Is This Man A Sperm Bank Or A Sex Partner? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Gay Voices

Last fall, the Food and Drug Administration hand-delivered an order to cease manufacturing to a seemingly unremarkable recipient, a soft-spoken, 36-ye...

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...

'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...

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...

Sperm Donor Fathers 150 Kids, System Under Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Concerns are being raised about the lack of regulation of sperm donors in the United States, after one anonymous man was found to have fathered 150 ch...

Fertility 3.0: 8 Things You Need To Know

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women
Stacie Krajchir

My entire adult life, I believed I had all the time in the world to have a baby, a successful career, find love and live happily ever after.

A Single Lesbian's Quest for Motherhood

Staceyann Chin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Black Voices
Staceyann Chin

One day I looked up from the jaded wreckage of my umpteenth breakup and was deafened by the horror of my ticking biological clock. I was 35 and living a solitary life in a one-bedroom apartment in New York City.

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 Biological Clock -- for Donor-Conceived Offspring?

Naomi Cahn | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women
Naomi Cahn

As women face the ticking of their biological clocks, they may turn to donor eggs or donor sperm to help them have children. For women (and men) in Washington State, the fertility industry is about to be transformed.

Protecting a Sperm Donor's Privacy in the Digital Age

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

A CNN article published last friday about a new Google app that would recognize people's faces reiterates my position that using current photos of sperm donors is a dangerous practice in today's high-tech world.

The Kids Are Alright... but Is the Movie?

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Graham Holm

Superficially speaking, The Kids are All Right is a good film. But is it really alright that a man who'd been invited into a family's life is viciously banished?

UK Health Service Buys Porn For Sperm Donors

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The NHS is spending public money buying pornographic magazines and films for sperm donors, it has been reported. ...

The Kids Are Alright, but Is the Rest of America?

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The Kids Are All Right by Lisa Cholodenko, a film ballyhoo'ed from the Sundance fest to Berlin, yields the unmistakable taste of packaged food that's barely identifiable through the preservatives.

Sperm, Egg Donors Increase During Recession

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO Sperm banks and donor agencies say the recession is prompting a surge in calls from people who hope to make money by donating their sperm or e...

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.

Putting Sperm Between Your Breasts Is Not "Bizarre"

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

Okay, that's the 'bizarre' tidbit, that part about putting the sperm between her Octoboobs or whatever BUT my wife wants you to know that it isn't bizarre at all.

Dutch Sperm Donor Fathers 46 Children

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A Dutchman known as Europe's most committed sperm donor says he's fathered 46 children and is willing to keep...

Meet The Man With 46 Kids

Vice Magazine | JAN VAN TIENEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On these unusual message boards, one guy's name kept appearing on my screen: Ed Houben. He posted vigorously, offering his semen to many women. And ap...