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Experiences of Donor Conception: Parents, Offspring and Donors Through the Years

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Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. She provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved.
Experiences of Donor Conception: Parents, Offspring and Donors Through the Years
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Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors, including her own and her family's story, this is an exploration of the process of donor conception, from the consumer advocate for the Donor Conception Support Group of Australia.;Caroline Lorbach takes the reader step by step through the process of deciding to use donor conception, choosing a donor, and discussing the decision with others. She also considers the perspective of the donor alongside those of parents and offspring.
Caroline Lorbach is the parent of three children conceived using donated sperm. She is the consumer advocate for the Donor Conception Support Group of Australia.
Foreword by Eric Blyth.1.Introduction. 2. Male Infertility. 3. Female Infertility. 4. Making the Decision to Use Donor Conception. 5. Choosing a Donor. 6. Donors. 7. Telling Others. 8. Treatment, Pregnancy and Birth. 9. To Tell or Not to Tell the Offspring. 10. Telling. 11. After the Telling. 12. Discussions with Donor Offspring. 13. Thoughts and Experiences of Donor Offspring. Index.
... an important contribution to contemporary debates on assisted conception services providing unique perspectives from donors, parents of donor-conceived children and donor-conceived people. It should be recommended to anyone contemplating becoming a donor or undergoing assisted conception services involving donated gametes... this book should [also] be compulsory reading for all those who provide donor conception services, regulators of donor conception services and legislators. -- from the Foreword by Eric Blyth
Author
Caroline Lorbach
Short Title
EXPERIENCES OF DONOR CONCEPTIO
Pages
208
Language
English
ISBN-10
184310122X
ISBN-13
9781843101222
Media
Book
DEWEY
176
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-01-31
Imprint
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
index
Edition
1st
Format
Paperback
Residence
US
Birth
1956
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd
Subtitle
Parents, Offspring and Donors Through the Years
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