Donor conception, secrecy and the search for information

The Conversation, 1 July 2015
Author: Sonia Allan
“Over the past 50 years, assisted reproduction using donor sperm (and more recently, eggs and embryos) has been both celebrated – for enabling people to have children – and derided for religious, moral and social reasons. In the 1960s and 1970s couples often felt ashamed about their infertility. Donors were told it was best they were anonymous. Over time, many jurisdictions (including all states and territories of Australia) passed laws to clarify the rights and responsibilities of parents and donors, and the legal status of children.”
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