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To couples at the end of their ropes who wanted children but could not conceive them for medical reasons, Dr. Donald Cline was a savior of sorts, offering to match the women with sperm from anonymous men resembling their partners. Many couples sought Dr.
Last week, for example, Donor got an email from a teenage girl in Denver. She included a picture of herself in high school graduation cap and gown. And there was the other thing.
Seventeen years ago, when she was in her 30s, Cindy and her female partner decided they wanted to have children. The couple spent hours pouring over sperm donor profiles, finally settling on a man with a clean medical record and few health issues in his family. He was an anonymous donor, and they knew him only by his identifying number.
The process can look like a seamless way to create a family, and for many, it is. As simple a transaction as sperm donation can seem to be, though, some find it to be stressful or isolating—and because assisted reproductive technology is a relatively new, rapidly developing field, the social and emotional challenges that can arise between the participants in a sperm donation are, for many, uncharted. Even decades after these practices have become common and their intricacies should theoretically be common knowledge, many of those who opt for sperm donation are still consistently surprised by all the ways it can shape—in some cases straining and, in others, enhancing—family dynamics.
Like Splenda and Tiger Woods, some things are just too good to be true. And on Wednesday, Gawker reported that such may be the case with the Bay Area's favorite private sperm donor, Trent Arsenault. Arsenault gained national attention when he was served with a cease order from the FDA for his private sperm donations for families who cannot reproduce.
By Rebecca SmithMedical Editor. Bertold Wiesner and his wife Mary Barton founded a fertility clinic in London in the s and helped women conceive 1, babies. It was thought that the clinic used a small number of highly intelligent friends as sperm donors but it has now emerged that around of the babies were conceived using sperm from Mr Wiesner himself.
Thanks to the growing popularity of DNA home testing kitsmore and more people conceived through sperm donation are finding their siblings, half-siblings, and sometimes, their donor. According to Sara Cohena fertility law lawyer based in Toronto, there are some federal rules, but donor legislation really depends on the province. Since sperm donation is your choice, you can do it as many times as you like.
A MUM who went on the run for three years from her ex-wife with their sperm donor and two kids has been caught after landing a dinghy in Jersey. Lauren Etchells, originally from South Shields, fled her home on Vancouver Island with two children in She has now been arrested along with parents Brian and Angela Etchells trying to land a 13 foot inflatable dinghy on the Channel Island. The family had been on holiday in France and decided to "pop over to Jersey for a visit" when they were spotted and questioned on July 1 by cops, who discovered they had no passports.