A woman who is opting to use a sperm donor to have a child on her own wants to throw herself a “sperm-picking party.” She’s going to get her friends and family together to drink some wine and mull over her choices. Her mom is not thrilled. Neither is Washington Post advice columnist Carolyn Hax, toÂ whom she wrote to ask about her soiree. More
Topic: sperm donor
The bad news is that for whatever reason, you or your partner doesn’t have viable reproductive genetic material. The good news is your body is capable of carrying a pregnancy if you use a donor to supply the necessary sperm and/or egg. Grab your life’s savings and a large chunk of time to dedicate to the project- here’s what you need to know about the process of selecting a sperm or egg donor. More
Remember Jason Patric? Hot vampire in Lost Boys, infamous Julia RobertsÂ ex? The actor has been locked in a lawsuit with his ex-girlfriend,Â Danielle Schreiber,Â over parental rights to a son he fathered through sperm donation in 2009 and originally wanted nothing to do with. He just won his lawsuit, which is bad news for his ex but good news for families who conceive using IVF and egg/sperm donation. Confused? Let’s break it down. More
Sperm donors are treated like a punchline, but a growing number want to be involved in the lives of their donor-conceived children. More
A 38-year-old woman in Alberta, Canada who sought invitro fertilization at a fertility clinic last spring was told she could only use sperm from donors who were white, like her. The clinic has had this “rule” in place since the eighties, and seems to proudly stand behind it. Wow. More
Two weeks ago, Francesca told me she had been going to a fertility clinic and while she was looking through the database of anonymous donors, she thought of me.
She then asked if I would be the genetic contributor to her future child. More
What is it with the tabloid narratives of women? If they’re not concocting random miscarriage porn for Jessica Simpson, then famous ladies are engaging in a “baby weight battle!” with their ex-husbands new wives. But this new assertion by OK! that Britney Spears is crying her way to the sperm bank is right up among the best lady fictions. More
If you were watching the Golden Globes this Sunday, perhaps you witnessed Jodie Foster‘s (second) coming out speech. Perhaps you also noticed that Jodi’s strapping sons, 14-year-old Charles and 12-year-old KitÂ were also in attendance. And maybe you also took note of Mel Gibson sitting right beside them — which is apparently all it takes for some to think the actor might their biological father. Â Yup, I’m as clueless as you are.
2013 is not looking to be a positive year for 46-year-oldÂ William Marotta, a man who decided to donate his sperm after spending a little time on Craigslist. But it’s not necessarily the lesbian couple to whom he donated who wants his child support money — it’s the state of Kansas. More
Alana’s husband had never donated sperm before. Although the mother of three had contemplated egg donation from time-to-time, her husband had never considered the opportunity to help a family in need, both before atheir marriage and after. But when the couple’s friends Jennie and Susan watched yet another sperm donor fall through, Alana and her husband decided to present them with an offer. More
A British fertility clinic owner used his own sperm for two-thirds of his 1500 clients and proves why we need regulation on sperm donation. More
No need to sheepishly shuffle into your local sperm bank and have a nurse awkwardly explain where the pornographic magazines are. The Cleveland Clinic has reportedly debuted a new sperm banking kit entitled “NextGen” that comes right to said gentleman’s house. After collecting those spermies in the luxury of his “man cave” or bathroom, he just packs the specimen cup into a return packet with some ice. The return address is already on there and, with the haste of an overnight express label, that semen is out in the world. More
Couples struggling with infertility have quite a few options. Between IVF, surrogacy, and adoption, avenues to a child can vary depending on your personal preferences and individual circumstances. But apparently for some couples who are encountering male infertility, asking the father-in-law to make a sperm donation is considered appropriate infertility dinner table conversation. More