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A Sperm Donor's Story: the Amazing Experience of Helping to Create Life

A Sperm Donor's Story: the Amazing Experience of Helping to Create Life

Author: Belen Mcmath

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798505671979

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Page: 57

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This book is a must-read for anyone considering sperm donation - or on the other side, the author lays out his very personal story in an honest, thoughtful way, with a sense of humor too. In 2012, the author set out on a journey to help create three families that wouldn't otherwise exist without my help. Often, we only hear about donor conception from the recipients' perspective. This book is the other side of the story. It is his truth and will shock many that know me, as he has kept it a secret until now. His hope is what he share gives new insights, raises awareness, and inspires in equal measure.

Experiences of Donor Conception

Experiences of Donor Conception

Author: Caroline Lorbach

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427114

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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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. From finding out about an infertility problem, to considering whether - and how - to tell the children about their conception, and how those children feel as the adult offspring of a donor, she provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved. 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 - and considers the perspective of the donor alongside those of parents and offspring. Tackling difficult subjects such as disclosure and offspring's access to information about the donor, this important book is a much-needed resource for health, counseling and social work professionals as well as for the couples and families themselves.

Choosing Single Motherhood

Choosing Single Motherhood

Author: Mikki Morrissette

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618833323

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 452

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Provides information and advice for women choosing to become single mothers, and includes interviews with family therapists and single mothers on the topic.

Family Building Through Egg and Sperm Donation

Family Building Through Egg and Sperm Donation

Author: Machelle M. Seibel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0867204834

Category: Medical

Page: 324

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In this compilation of essays, a variety of professionals, writing chapters in areas of their expertise, seek to reconcile alternative methods of family creation to those considered the traditional norms. Seibel and Crockin have woven these essays to form a multidisciplinary sourcebook unlike any other.

Donor Conception for Life

Donor Conception for Life

Author: Katherine Fine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429912924

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This book is about the psychological experiences of women and men who have used donor conception to create their families. The authors offer diverse accounts of their clinical, research, and personal experiences. They describe the challenge of powerful conscious and unconscious fantasies that can be aroused and how these may reawaken early anxieties and developmental struggles. Whilst recipients of donated eggs or sperm may think they are simply acquiring a factor of reproduction, they are also receiving the genetic history of another family. The sensitive management of these relationships is considered in relation to establishing healthy and well-functioning families. The way these emotional challenges are negotiated is likely to be reflected in how parents talk with children about their donor origins.

The Epic Story of Every Living Thing

The Epic Story of Every Living Thing

Author: Deb Caletti

Publisher: Labyrinth Road

ISBN: 9780593485538

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 417

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From the award-winning author of A Heart in a Body in The World comes a gorgeous and fiercely feminist young adult novel. When a teen travels to Hawaii to track down her sperm donor father, she discovers the truth about him, about the sunken shipwreck that’s become his obsession, and most of all about herself. Harper Proulx has lived her whole life with unanswered questions about her anonymous sperm donor father. She's convinced that without knowing him, she can't know herself. When a chance Instagram post connects Harper to a half sibling, that connection yields many more and ultimately leads Harper to uncover her father's identity. So, fresh from a painful breakup and still reeling with anxiety that reached a lifetime high during the pandemic, Harper joins her newfound half siblings on a voyage to Hawaii to face their father. The events of that summer, and the man they discover—a charismatic deep-sea diver obsessed with solving the mystery of a fragile sunken shipwreck—will force Harper to face some even bigger questions: Who is she? Is she her DNA, her experiences, her successes, her failures? Is she the things she loves—or the things she hates? Who she is in dark times? Who she might become after them?

Best Books for Young Adults

Best Books for Young Adults

Author: Holly Koelling

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935699

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

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Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.

Ethics in Pediatrics

Ethics in Pediatrics

Author: Ian Mitchell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030226176

Category: Philosophy

Page: 455

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This book offers easy access to the everyday ethics problems that occur in the medical care of children. It contains practical guidance on how physicians and other healthcare practitioners may manage both straightforward and complex ethics problems. The book provides a readable and comprehensive introduction to ethics issues for beginners and is also extremely valuable to experienced practitioners.This work covers important "classical" ethical issues such as privacy, confidentiality, truth telling, and discusses the elements of the relationships that might exist between parents and healthcare providers. However, the book also provides a resource for new and emerging areas of bioethics. These include issues arising in the new population of children who are beginning to survive the neonatal and infant periods with a multitude of problems – “children with medical complexity". Finally, it also includes a section on the advantages and pitfalls of social media use.

The Sperm Donor

The Sperm Donor

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1481090380

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Page: 66

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A sperm donor is breaking one of the last taboos of our society: fulfilling the wish for a child by private sperm donorship. For lesbian couples as well as heterosexual couples and single woman, this often is the only chance for an own child. Never before has a sperm donor broken the silence and spoken such openly about his job. The sperm donor Martin 1973 tells his stories resulting of over 15 years of experience. Let yourself carry away by those strange and colorful stories and see the backstage of a quite unique life. Each of the described orgasms has only one goal: The cry for life, to induce pregnancy, to fulfill the deepest primary instinct of a woman. Join me into a world you might not even have dreamed about.

Romancing the Sperm

Romancing the Sperm

Author: Diane Tober

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813590783

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 241

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In this book Tober explores the intersections between sperm donation and the broader social and political environment in which "modern families" are created and regulated. The book provides information on family and kinship, genetics and eugenics, and how ever-expanding assisted reproductive technologies continue to redefine what it means to be human.

Mothers as Keepers and Tellers of Origin Stories

Mothers as Keepers and Tellers of Origin Stories

Author: Kerri S. Kearney

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 9781772582888

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This collection presents diverse critical perspectives and discussion about the keeping or telling of children’s originstories as a part of contemporary mothering labor. The first two sections outline perspectives from mother authors about how they strategically craft complex origin stories for their child(ren), as well as how the telling and retelling of origin stories may be passed on as generational knowledge. The third section discusses mothering and origin stories from multiple perspectives: that of a father by adoption, of single mothers positioning stories of absent fathers, and a multi-perspective chapter that includes a mother by adoption, her adult child, and her child’s birthmother.

Our Transgenic Future

Our Transgenic Future

Author: Lisa Jean Moore

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479814435

Category: Nature

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How scientific advances in genetic modification will fundamentally change the natural world The process of manipulating the genetic material of one animal to include the DNA of another creates a new transgenic organism. Several animals, notably goats, mice, sheep, and cattle are now genetically modified in this way. In Our Transgenic Future, Lisa Jean Moore wonders what such scientific advances portend. Will the natural world become so modified that it ceases to exist? After turning species into hybrids, can we ever get back to the original, or are they forever lost? Does genetic manipulation make better lives possible, and if so, for whom? Moore centers the story on goats that have been engineered by the US military and civilian scientists using the DNA of spiders. The goat’s milk contains a spider-silk protein fiber; it can be spun into ultra-strong fabric that can be used to manufacture lightweight military body armor. Researchers also hope the transgenically produced spider silk will revolutionize medicine with biocompatible medical inserts such as prosthetics and bandages. Based on in-depth research with spiders in Florida and transgenic goats in Utah, Our Transgenic Future focuses on how these spidergoats came into existence, the researchers who maintain them, the funders who have made their lives possible, and how they fit into the larger science of transgenics and synthetics. This book is a fascinating story about the possibilities of science and the likely futures that may come.