American Fertility Association: “Talking With Children About Sperm Donation”

“TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT SPERM DONATION

This article, which is part of a series of conversations, includes an adaptation of our earlier article, “Talking with Children about Ovum Donation” and is written primarily for heterosexual couples. We will be publishing separate articles addressing the concerns of single women and LGBT families.

By Jean Benward, LCSW and Patricia Mendell, LCSW THE AMERICAN FERTILITY ASSOCIATION

HISTORY

Donor insemination or DI has been performed for more than a century in the United States and is the oldest form of assisted conception. Historically, the use of donor sperm triggered debates among ethicists, theologians, and medical practitioners. Initially, physicians presented DI as a medical treatment that could conceal the father’s infertility. DI was practiced in secrecy, in the doctor’s office with fresh semen, and destruction of donor records.1

Over time, the nature of DI and society’s attitudes toward it has changed. These changes include …..”

Click the link to read the entire article:

http://www.theafa.org/mediafiles/talking-to-children-about-sperm-donation-fact-sheet.pdf

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