Sperm-donor offspring support idea, but have concerns about father, half-siblings

Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times, 6/1/2010

"Many people think that because these young people resulted from wanted pregnancies, how they were conceived doesn't matter to them," said Elizabeth Marquardt, co-author of the report, "My Daddy's Name Is Donor: A New Study of Young Adults Conceived Through Sperm Donation" ... The study, which is posted on familyscholars.org, makes 19 recommendations, including ending anonymity in sperm donations, setting limits on how many offspring can be born to a donor, and bringing dignity and respect to the issue. Dark humor abounds about sperm dads, but movie themes on "accidental incest" and being conceived with turkey basters are "not funny," Mrs. Marquardt said.

Subjects: Family, Donor conception


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