Topic: sperm donor

The Mommyish Definitive Guide To Infertility: Using A Sperm And/Or Egg Donor

The Mommyish Definitive Guide To Infertility: Using A Sperm And/Or Egg 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 »

Jason Patric Given Parental Rights To Son He Fathered By Sperm Donation

Jason Patric Given Parental Rights To Son He Fathered By Sperm Donation

Remember Jason Patric? Hot vampire in Lost Boys, infamous Julia Roberts ex? The actor has been locked in a lawsuit with his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Schreiber, 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 »

Some People In Hollywood Think Mel Gibson Is Jodie Foster’s Super Secret Sperm Donor

Some People In Hollywood Think Mel Gibson Is Jodie Foster's Super Secret Sperm Donor

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 Kit 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.  Yup, I’m as clueless as you are.
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My Husband Donated Sperm To A Lesbian Couple — And That’s Fine By Me

My Husband Donated Sperm To A Lesbian Couple -- And That's Fine By Me

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 »

Netflix For Sperm Has Arrived

Netflix For Sperm Has Arrived

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 »

Mommyish Poll: In A Pinch, Would You Use Your Father-In-Law’s Sperm To Conceive? (Because Some People Would!)

Mommyish Poll: In A Pinch, Would You Use Your Father-In-Law's Sperm To Conceive? (Because Some People Would!)

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 »