Sperm donors are treated like a punchline, but a growing number want to be involved in the lives of their donor-conceived children. More
Topic: sperm donor
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
Marriage, family, and baby-making don’t seem to interest Trent Arsenault conventionally-speaking. But the celibate man takes his free sperm donor calling very seriously and seems to be helping many couples in need. More
Remember Richard Hatch from Survivor? He won the inaugural season of the show in 2000, back when people actually watched it. He may have won a cool $1 million, but that money ultimately landed him in prison for tax evasion. Yikes!
The real interesting part of this story, however, is that Hatch â€“ who was released from jail this week and who maintains his innocence â€“ is hoping for a new reality TV show. The premise? A series about his relationship with the children he helped create through sperm donation. More
Bill Johnson has some major issues. Like, really major ones. Here’s the deal: the politician â€“ he unsuccessfully ran for Alabama governor in 2009 and has crusaded against same-sex marriage â€“ is married to Kathy Johnson, a two-time Mrs. America finalist who has three grown children from a former relationship. Kathy had a hysterectomy 10 years ago, which means that she and Johnson could not have any children together.
Anyway, Johnson moved to New Zealand back in February, without his wife, to help run the earthquake recovery in Christchurch. While there, he decided to go online and meet women who need help getting pregnant. Noble guy, right? Not so much. Turns out he’s made anonymous sperm donations to at least nine women, three of whom are now pregnant.
Never mind that fertility clinics in the country say men shouldn’t provide sperm donations to more than four families. Never mind the hyprocisy of donating your sperm to same-sex couples despite being anti-gay (even though I guess that makes him less bigoted than I thought). The most despicable part of this whole thing is that Johnson neglected to tell his wife! More