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It’s not ‘all in the genes’: Sperm and egg donors’ feelings of connection with their recipients

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11 November 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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The birth of a baby conceived via donated sperm or egg creates many new connections, both within and between families. But it may surprise you to know that, for many donors, the key connection which donation creates is that with their recipients (the intended parents). In this online interactive talk, we share findings from our research with UK donors and show how the social organisation of donation, and the broader cultural worlds they inhabit, can create strong feelings of affinity with (even anonymous) recipients. We ask the audience to consider what implications such affinities might have for law and policy.