Tag Archives: sperm donation

Non-telling parents build drafty houses

Like many women of my age I am part of a book club.  We are currently reading In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman.  It is a deep and complex tale of two friends, both of … Continue reading

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We need to understand better how infertile men feel

Sunday’s DCN conference in London was a triumph.  The panel of parents and one donor conceived adult talking about what their donor means to them were honest, reflective, warm and funny (yes, there was lots of laughter), the small groups … Continue reading

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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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New films of donor conceived young people talking about their lives

UPDATE AT 10th October 2014: These films are now available to buy (on one DVD) from the DCN website http://www.dcnetwork.org/products/product/different-story-revisited-dvd At long last I am able to announce that DC Network’s two new films of donor conceived children and young … Continue reading

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What are the needs of those who don’t tell AND a new Viking invasion?

It’s been a busy, busy week, mostly paying attention to writing and editing various contributions to DC Network’s next Journal – including a transcription of the panel of six children and teenagers at the London conference earlier this year – … Continue reading

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Southampton…a (surprisingly) lovely place to have donor conception…and other news

It has been a fascinating week but one that is very difficult to blog about in the detail I would like to share, because of the confidential nature of some of the encounters I have had.  Suffice to say that … Continue reading

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Former donors: your re-registration as identifiable is needed

At last, an article about a donor who has chosen to re-register as identifiable to people he has helped create!  Published on-line on Friday and in The Guardian Family section on Saturday, ‘Chris Whitman’ (pseudonym) describes how in 1991/2 he … Continue reading

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