Monthly Archives: April 2013

Should regulations be tightened for importing sperm…and musings on surrogacy

Over the last couple of days there have been two surrogacy stories in the daily papers I come across.  One, essentially benign, involving egg donation but with potential issues about boundaries and telling, and the other frankly shocking.  The latter, … Continue reading

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Making Tomorrow’s People

It was interesting yesterday to attend an event that included assisted reproduction and donor conception, but where the focus was on the well-being of all future children.  Making Tomorrow’s People: How far should we go?  Who is to decide? was … Continue reading

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Nuffield Bio-Ethics report: the good, the bad and the ugly

As I was having my heart adjusted back to normal rhythm last Wednesday (and yes, it was successful) the Nuffield Council on Bio-Ethics was launching it’s long-awaited report into Ethical Aspects of Information Sharing in Donor Conception.  It’s a weighty … Continue reading

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Donor conception can challenge how we think about families

As I will be tucked up in a hospital bed tomorrow having just had my heart arrhythmia corrected, I will miss the event to launch the long-awaited report from the Nuffield Council on Bio-Ethics into Donor Conception: Ethical aspects of … Continue reading

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‘Difference’ really doesn’t have to be negative

For those of you who are kind enough to look out for my regular postings, I’m afraid it’s been a bit of a lean time recently.  I have been up to my eyes finishing the two booklets on talking with … Continue reading

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Goodbye UK DonorLink, hello Donor Conceived Register

Since the beginning of the year I have refrained from commenting on the Department of Health’s decision to award (uncontested) the contract for running the pre 1991 connection register for donor conceived adults and donors to the National Gamete Donation … Continue reading

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