The Untold Story of Sperm-Donor Children

Christine A. Scheller, Her.maneutics, the Christianity Today blog for women, 1/28/2011

According to Elizabeth Marquardt, director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values and editor of, half of young adults who are conceived by sperm donation are "disturbed about the circumstances of their conception." "Overall, compared to those who are raised by their biological parents, they are more likely to struggle with mental illness or substance abuse or depression," Marquardt told NPR last summer.

Subjects: Family, Donor conception


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