Monthly Archives: October 2013

What to do when the rellies just don’t want to know

Over the last couple of days I have been writing up the talks that Ken Daniels and Petra Nordquist gave at DCN’s national meeting in Nottingham in September. Because of their very different styles of presenting I had failed, until … Continue reading

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Where are the UK clinics at the Fertility Show?

The Fertility Show takes place in London next weekend.  DC Network has had a stand there since it started five years ago.  In the early days all the leading UK clinics exhibited with just a few foreign ones creeping in. … Continue reading

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Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood workshops: everyone should come to one

Let’s set the scene: a trendy bistro in London’s Angel Islington district.  Two long tables of mostly thirty and forty somethings laughing and chatting whilst they drink their wine and eat their food.  They are tired but at ease with … Continue reading

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Why more rather than less information is better in egg donation

I’m often late at catching up on research so I was glad to have drawn to my attention a small study of women either waiting for egg donation or already with children conceived in this way.  It’s called To know … Continue reading

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‘Finding our Families’

My experience of Americans is that they can be gushingly naive and sentimental (see some of the self-published books for children conceived by egg donation) or refreshingly wise and direct.  I am delighted to say that the new book from … Continue reading

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An acceptable face of Indian surrogacy?

Anand in Gujarat state is well off the usual tourist track.  Known previously only for it’s milk production it now brings foreigners from as far away as Japan, Australia and the UK for a service that has become a billion … Continue reading

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‘Telling’ donors own children…plus more offspring views

Although I have stepped back from the front line of DC Network, one of the continuing great pleasures of my long association with the organisation is the contact I have with people overseas.  Recently Kate Bourne the author of the … Continue reading

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