Monthly Archives: February 2013

Donor offspring stories…and a question of language

Over the weekend there were (at least) two stories in the papers about donor conceived people.  The first was young adult Natasha Fox featured in the Family Section of The Guardian and the second, six year old Max Silverwood, who … Continue reading

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Good news from Germany…twice!

Two good pieces of news from Germany over the past 10 days (and this does not include Bayern Munich’s defeat of Arsenal in the Champion’s League last night!).  On 6th February The Higher Regional Court in Hamm, Germany, granted a … Continue reading

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Of apples, trees and donor conception families

As I was getting dressed this morning – and yes it was later than I had intended – I caught an interview on Radio 4’s Midweek with a man called Andrew Solomon that made me stop and listen.  He has … Continue reading

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My obsession…and a lovely book for egg donation children

I get like this when I’m really into writing something.  It infiltrates everything I do, including my dreams, and I find myself sneaking away from TV programmes I would usually enjoy just to go and have another go at it. … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial DNA…a tissue rather than a gamete

I’m always up for having my prejudices challenged or my mind changed about something and I think that’s what happened when I attended the HFEA’s Mitochondria Regulatory Workshop on Tuesday.  Regular readers of this blog may recall that I have … Continue reading

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Men’s pain…and love for their children

When I posted a link on Facebook recently – http://www.resolvenewengland.org/2013/01/women-grief-and-the-donor-egg-decision/ about the importance of going through a grieving period before making the decision to go ahead with egg donation, one of my male FB friends who is a dad by sperm … Continue reading

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Spanish women selling their eggs in hard times

Spaniards are having a hard time of it these days economically.  This film http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/330674/28/Sperm-and-eggs-sold-in-Spain-to-help-economy  from CNN tells us that there has been an increase of 30 per cent in the last two years in egg and sperm donations.  1000 Euros per … Continue reading

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