Monthly Archives: January 2015

Viking sperm, yawn…what about the Americans?

What is it about Vikings that fires up the British media so much?  Yesterday’s Guardian had a central two page spread of some silly people wearing red outfits and horned helmets and tonight BBC2 has a documentary called The Vikings … Continue reading

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Unregistered sperm donors…handle with care (or preferably don’t handle at all)

Kate Brian has today blogged about the programme transmitted on Radio 4 on Monday 19th January about unregistered sperm donors.  I listened in increasing horror as it sounds as if she did.  I had meant to write about this at … Continue reading

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Is Fertility Friends really such a good friend?

I was chucked off a couple of years ago for being too blunt (the actual reason given was for advertising DC Network, but I had been a thorn in their side for years).  I never rubbished or attacked anyone personally … Continue reading

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We all need to know about availability of donors at UK clinics

I attended a meeting of the board of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) yesterday.  Over the last few months they have been doing some complex work examining the quality of the information they gather and how this is … Continue reading

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When ‘telling’ is hard to start

“We have won the war” I heard someone say the other day.  She was referring to the debate about whether or not children should be told about their beginnings by donor conception.  It is true, the default position in the … Continue reading

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Books for children and adults about donor conception

Apart from getting together with friends and family one of the most enjoyable things I did over the Christmas break was to read the latest version of Archie: Family Detective.  This is the book for 8 – 12 year olds … Continue reading

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