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EXPERIENCES OF DONOR CONCEPTION
     

EXPERIENCES OF DONOR CONCEPTION

by Caroline Lorbach, Eric Blyth (Foreword by)
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843101222
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Blyth is professor of social work at the University of Huddersfield, UK, and visiting professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is co-chair of the British Association of Social Workers Project Group on Assisted Reproduction. His interest in assisted conception originates from his own experience of childlessness, infertility treatment and adoption. Eric is Editor of the British Journal of Social Work and actively provides consultation for governments, regulatory and professional bodies and the media on assisted conception and related fertility issues.

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 and is strongly involved in lobbying governments for the rights of people born through donor conception to have access to information about donors.

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 and is strongly involved in lobbying governments for the rights of people born through donor conception to have access to information about donors.

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