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  • NHS to fund sperm bank for lesbians: (title shortened)

    08/03/2014 9:11:51 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Sanchez Manning
    For as little as £300 women will be able to search database for donor Will mainly benefit those who want children without relationship with a man There is an increasing demand from lesbian couples and single women Critics called it 'dangerous' and warned against creating fatherless families
  • Canadian Sperm Donor Father Denied Access to Son Being Raised by Lesbians

    08/20/2012 1:35:23 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 29 replies
    Canada, which has redefined marriage and therefore parenthood, is facing growing cases like this one: A judge in this small northern Ontario town has ruled that allowing a biological father access to his 22-month-old son, who is being raised by his biological mother and her lesbian partner, is not in the best interests of the child because of “the risk of there being an adverse affect to the child.” Citing arguments that introducing the child to his father would cause the boy confusion and insecurity, Justice Norman Karam of the Ontario Superior Court in Cochrane said, “Despite the child’s young...
  • Sperm Donor Lawsuit Filed by Lesbian

    07/12/2012 7:20:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/12 | Andrew Lu
    A California woman is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for "unconstitutional" sperm donor policies. The woman is in a same-sex relationship and wants to conceive a child with her female partner. The woman has a male friend who she wants to use as a sperm donor.
  • 'I wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it'': Hark, a sperm bike!

    10/27/2011 12:32:29 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 13 replies
    KOMO-TV Seattle ^ | October 26, 2011 | Ray Lane/KOMO-TV
    SEATTLE -- A new bicycle making the rounds on Seattle's streets is triggering smiles, snickers and even a few blushes. The two-wheeler is specifically designed to transport sperm samples, and it looks the part. "I wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it, and then I noticed what it was -- and I laughed," said Kim Garvelle. Custom-made and nearly 10 feet long, the design of the sperm bike resembles an oversized sperm. A hefty 120 pounds when fully-loaded, the bike is big enough to have people running to get out of the way..
  • 'I'm the daddy... to SEVENTY children!' The moment sperm donor confessed to his stunned fiancée

    09/30/2011 1:35:15 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A lawyer who donated sperm to pay his way through college has learned that he has fathered an astonishing 70 children. More than 15 of those have already attempted to contact 33-year-old Ben Seisler. The donor confessed to his fiancée as part of a new reality show, Sperm Donor, that aired on the Style Network on Tuesday. Seisler donated sperm for three years while attending law school at George Mason, Virginia. He earned around $150 per donation.
  • Denmark: Sperm bank turns down redheads

    09/17/2011 4:34:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 79 replies · 4+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09/16/11 | Richard Orange
    Denmark Sperm bank turns down redheads The world's largest sperm bank has started turning down redheaded donors because there is too little demand for their sperm. By Richard Orange 4:41PM BST 16 Sep 2011 Ole Schou, Cryos's director, said that there had been a surge in donations in recent years, allowing the facility to become much more picky about its donors. "There are too many redheads in relation to demand," he told told Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet. "I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the partner - for example, the sterile male - has red hair, or because the...
  • Fathered by a sperm donor - so why does she bitterly resent the stranger who gave her life?

    Caroline was fathered by a sperm donor - so why does she bitterly resent the stranger who gave her life? 24th June 2010 The act will have been brief, impersonal and utterly bereft of emotion - but 25 years on, the moment that Caroline Halstead was conceived is causing her lasting heartache. For she was fathered by an anonymous sperm donor and, like a growing number conceived in this way, she has struggled to come to terms with the fact that she is the product of a scientific process rather than a loving union. 'I was conceived in a petri...
  • Study shows problems for adults conceived by sperm donation

    06/12/2010 6:56:37 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 74 replies · 848+ views
    CNA ^ | New York City, N.Y., Jun 12, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Study shows problems for adults conceived by sperm donation Alana Sveta and Olivia Pratten. New York City, N.Y., Jun 12, 2010 / 07:56 am (CNA).- A recent report by the Commission on Parenthood’s Future indicates that adult offspring of sperm donation struggle with questions of identity as a result of not knowing their biological father. Fr. Thomas Berg, who specializes in bioethics, told CNA that the practice of sperm donation has “grossly underestimated” the human need to connect with one's biological parents. The report, “My Daddy’s Name is Donor: A New Study of Young Adults Conceived Through Sperm...
  • Los Angeles Man Charged With Posing as Fertility Doctor In Order to Molest Sperm Donors

    10/04/2009 10:56:49 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 1,399+ views
    LOS ANGELES — An Arizona man faces criminal charges for allegedly posing as a fertility doctor so he could sexually molest men while pretending to give them physical examinations, MyFOXLa.com has reported. Jeffrey Graybill, 40, advertised online, offering people up to $4,000 monthly for sperm donations to support stem cell research, police said. He was arrested in Arizona on Wednesday and brought to Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Graybill is accused of stealing the identity of a San Francisco doctor and posing as a "Dr. Richardson" at a Los Angeles clinic.
  • Denmark: Business Booms at World's Biggest Sperm Bank (No TARP Bailout Needed)

    05/15/2009 9:08:40 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 2 replies · 506+ views
    Physorg ^ | May 15th, 2009 | Physorg
    Business is booming for the world's biggest sperm bank, Denmark's Cryos, which is struggling to meet demand despite a soaring number of donors and new offices opening around the world. At Cryos headquarters in Denmark's second-biggest city Aarhus, chief executive Ole Schou smiles broadly, sitting at his desk adorned with pictures of cheerful babies as he speaks of the company's unexpected success. Two years ago, he was ready to shut down the business, or at least move it abroad, because of a Danish tax authority proposal that would have required donors to declare income from their donations, thereby putting their...
  • Sperm bank sued under product liability law

    04/09/2009 7:23:43 PM PDT · by freespirited · 17 replies · 777+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 04/08/06
    SPERM should be subject to the same product liability laws as car brakes, according to a US judge who has given a teenager with severe learning disabilities the go-ahead to sue the sperm bank that provided her with a biological father. Brittany Donovan, now 13 years old, was born with fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder causing mental impairment and carried on the X chromosome. She is now suing the sperm bank, Idant Laboratories of New York, under a product liability law more commonly associated with manufacturing defects, such as faulty car brakes. Donovan does not have to show that...
  • Fertile market (time to sell your sperm and eggs for cash)

    02/08/2009 7:52:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 2,307+ views
    the record ^ | Sunday, February 8, 2009 | MARY JO LAYTON
    As the economy turns grimmer by the day, more North Jersey residents are trying an unusual strategy to shore up finances: Selling their eggs or sperm for cash.  Lured by $8,000 payments advertised on Craigslist, highway billboards and college newspapers, an increasing number of young women are becoming donors to offset debt or to feel more secure as unemployment rises and savings dwindle. North Hudson IVF in Englewood Cliffs has experienced a 60 percent increase in the number of women inquiring about egg donation, according to Carol Woods, donor coordinator. Every day, there are e-mails and phone calls."The very first...
  • Neighbor: Octuplets From Sperm Donor

    02/01/2009 5:26:57 AM PST · by libstripper · 43 replies · 1,921+ views
    momlogic.com ^ | January 31, 2009 | momlogic.com
    In an effort to try and find out more about the woman who gave birth to octuplets earlier this week, we went to the home she shares with her parents and six other children in Whittier, California. What we learned is that her whole neighborhood is buzzing about the possibility that the 33-year-old mother used the same sperm donor to conceive the octuplets AND her other six children.
  • Test-Tube Orphans (Children Struggle to Deal With Consequences of IVF Conceptions)

    08/29/2008 9:33:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 301+ views
    NCR ^ | August 31- September 6, 2008 | CELESTE MCGOVERN
    NEW YORK — Eighteen-year-old Ryan and 14-year-old Anna found each other on the Internet. Both were conceived by artificial insemination technology. After they registered with the Donor Sibling Registry online, they discovered that they shared the same in vitro fertilization clinic and “donor number.” The same anonymous sperm donor was their genetic father. They are half brother and sister. On a long weekend in May, Ryan and his mother flew from Colorado to New York to meet Anna and her mother and non-genetic father. Coincidentally, Ryan and Anna were celebrating the same birthday. Perfect strangers, they bonded instantly, according to...
  • Autistic children linked to same sperm donor

    04/08/2008 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Renfield · 31 replies · 282+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 4-02-08
    ~~~snip~~~ Cryobank doesn't reveal the identities of donors but allows people to choose based on the traits they'd like their child to have. Jackaway decided on "Donor X" because he appeared philosophical and intelligent on paper. He liked music, loved to travel and had a high IQ and a degree in economics. What she couldn't know then is that her son would have autism. So she started to wonder whether Donor X might carry a gene that could have contributed... ~~~snip~~~ Researchers have found some genetic areas associated with autism, but it could take years before the gene or genes...
  • MPs back artificial sperm for childless[UK]

    03/09/2008 9:38:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 475+ views
    The Observer ^ | 09 Mar 2008 | Gaby Hinsliff
    · Law change could help cancer victims · embryo bill fuels impassioned debate Mps are planning a change in the law to allow babies to be conceived from artificial sperm, a move described by opponents as playing God with human DNA. A furious debate is building over how far to leave the door open to its use in IVF treatment, ahead of a Commons vote due shortly on the government's Human Fertilisation and Embryology bill. The legislation currently allows ...#8239;so-called artificial gametes in research, but imposes a blanket ban on their use in creating a human pregnancy. The technique involves...
  • Pa. Sperm Donor Wins Challenge To Court-Ordered Child Support

    01/03/2008 7:16:39 AM PST · by grjr21 · 158 replies · 96+ views
    NBC 10 ^ | January 2, 2008 | NBC 10
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A woman who promised a sperm donor he would not have to pay child support cannot renege on the deal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled. The 3-2 decision overturns lower court rulings under which Joel L. McKiernan had been paying up to $1,500 a month to support twin boys born in August 1994 to Ivonne V. Ferguson, his former girlfriend and co-worker. "This court takes very seriously the best interests of the children of this commonwealth, and we recognize that to rule in favor of (McKiernan) in this case denies a source of support to two children...
  • Sperm Donor Betrayed by Lesbian Couple He Aided

    12/04/2007 10:33:50 AM PST · by PercivalWalks · 19 replies · 460+ views
    www.GlennSacks.com ^ | 12-3-07 | Glenn Sacks
    A man who was kind enough to donate his sperm to a lesbian couple has now--18 years later--been stabbed in the back and hit up for child support. According to the New York Post: "A sperm donor who sent gifts signed 'Dad' to his biological son has been slapped with a child-support order, 18 years after helping his friend get pregnant. "The Nassau County man donated his sperm to a work colleague, and included his name on the child's birth certificate, saying it would give the boy an identity, courts documents revealed. "He then blurred the lines between donor and...
  • Lawyer: LI Sperm Donor May Have to Pay Child Support

    12/02/2007 1:42:56 PM PST · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 207+ views
    1010wins ^ | Saturday, 01 December 2007 8:34AM
    WESTBURY, LI (1010 WINS) -- A sperm donor may have to pay child support after the mother's lawyer argued that the man has sent birthday cards and otherwise acted like a father to the teenage child, the donor's lawyer said. A Nassau County Family Court judge recently blocked the man from seeking a paternity test. The man's lawyer, Deborah Kelly, says the Nov. 16 ruling sets the stage for a magistrate to determine how much her client may owe in support. The parties in the case are listed anonymously. The man, a doctor, donated sperm to a hospital resident and...
  • Court says sperm donor liable for child support (moron donor alert)

    12/01/2007 2:01:29 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 61 replies · 868+ views
    Newsday ^ | Saturday, December 1, 2007 | By Sophia Chang
    Court says sperm donor liable for child support BY SOPHIA CHANG sophia.chang@newsday.com December 1, 2007 A Nassau County man who said he donated sperm to a female co-worker as a friendly gesture -- and then sent presents and cards to the child over the years -- is legally considered the father and may have to pay child support for the college-bound teenager, according to a judge's ruling. Still, he took the unusual step of allowing his name to appear on the child's birth certificate because he thought it was in the child's "best interests that he would have an identity...
  • Sperm samples destroyed when refrigerator fails

    09/04/2006 11:29:38 AM PDT · by Mongeaux · 49 replies · 688+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 3, 2006, 2:28PM | Staff
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Thousands of sperm samples, some stored by men who feared they could become impotent, were destroyed when the temperature rose undetected in a refrigeration tank at the University of Florida. The problem at the university's Women's Health Center at Magnolia Parke began last October, when a faulty sensor on the liquid-nitrogen-filled tank apparently failed to alert anyone that the temperature had risen, said center spokesman Tom Fortner. The vast majority of the samples were from anonymous donors intended for use by couples with fertility problems. "Our anonymous donor sperm bank is essentially wiped out," Williams said.
  • Mothers who used same sperm donor meet

    08/11/2006 5:39:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies · 514+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8-11-06 | KIM NGUYEN
    NEDERLAND, Colo. - Michelle Jorgenson thought it was odd that her 8-year-old daughter Cheyenne — conceived with sperm from a mystery man known to Jorgenson only as Donor 3066 — was extremely sensitive to sound and walked on her toes. Jorgenson started checking on the Internet and soon learned of at least six other children around the country who were fathered by 3066. And of those seven, she discovered to her alarm, two have autism, and two others, Cheyenne included, show signs of a sensory disorder tied closely to autism. The children's mothers located one another beginning a year ago...
  • Homosexuals unfit sperm donors

    08/08/2006 11:54:32 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 22 replies · 728+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | mailto:jonathan.tisdall@aftenposten.no
    Oslo's Sperm Bank seeks to double its number of donors but is not interested in contributions from homosexuals. A legislative change in January 2005 gave the child of a sperm donation the right to know the identity of the donor when reaching age 18. The sperm bank at Rikshospitalet, Oslo has been trying various recruitment drives to make up for the resulting reluctance but the Bank is far from its goal of finding 30-40 new donors every year, newspaper Dagsavisen reports. Nevertheless, the Bank is unwilling to accept homosexual donors, despite the regulations not mentioning the exclusion of this group....
  • Law of Unintended Consquences - Sperm Banks

    07/26/2006 1:34:27 PM PDT · by torqemada · 4 replies · 430+ views
    Catholicity ^ | 7/29/06 | Catholicity
    THE LAW of UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES You've probably heard of the Law of Unintended Consequences. It refers to the unanticipated later results of earlier decisions or actions. We saw a television report of an unintended consequence of "sperm banks"--organizations which sell male sperm to lesbians or other single women who want pregnancy "without a father," and couples who want to have children despite male infertility of the husband. You will be shocked, as we were, to discover an estimated 40,000 children are born each year using this repulsively modern means. Apparently, anonymous "profiles" of the sperm donor are used to market...
  • The genius sperm bank

    06/16/2006 12:02:23 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies · 730+ views
    BBC News ^ | 15 June 2006 | Paul Olding
    He was a millionaire who dreamed of saving humanity using the sperm of geniuses. But what became of Robert Klark Graham's master plan? In the late 1970s, in a underground bunker on his ranch near San Diego, American millionaire Robert Klark Graham set up the world's most controversial sperm bank known as the Repository for Germinal Choice. Already famous as the inventor of the shatterproof spectacle lens, 70-year-old Graham was set to turn his hand to a much more infamous career. He believed that "retrograde humans" were breeding unchecked. He wanted to reverse this trend by bringing thousands of geniuses...
  • I want to be pink like Dad

    05/30/2006 1:11:02 PM PDT · by billorites · 35 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Sun ^ | May 30, 2006 | ANTONELLA LAZZERI
    THE white dad whose wife had Asian twins in an IVF blunder told yesterday how his son declared: “I want to be pink like you, Daddy.” He said he replied: “Well, I want to be brown like you — that’s why I sit out in the sun. He laughed at that.”The dad and his white wife, who we will call Mr and Mrs A, were speaking for the first time since The Sun’s world exclusive 2002 story about the test tube bungle.We told then how the twins, now six, were born after an Asian man’s sperm was wrongly used to...
  • More Women Not Waiting For Mr. Right

    05/21/2006 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 616 replies · 8,728+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 18 May 2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    (CBS) CHICAGO It's a trend that some fear may have long-term consequences. More unmarried women over the age of 25 are not waiting for Mr. Right. As CBS 2's Alita Guillen reports, these ladies are having children on their own. The fantasy father at their fingertips is a sperm donor with all the right stuff. Katherine Gehl and April Lashbrook had successful careers and dated, but they didn't have husbands. They heard their biological clocks ticking loudly. "It was like a time bomb," April said. "I need to go and have a baby and be a mother, and so I...
  • Sperm Donor Seen as Source of Disease in 5 Children

    05/19/2006 6:51:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 440+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 19, 2006 | DENISE GRADY
    A sperm donor in Michigan passed a rare and serious genetic disease to five children born to four couples, doctors are reporting today. The doctor who discovered the cases said that all four couples were clients of the same sperm bank. That bank, the doctor added, assured him that it had discarded its remaining samples from the man and had told him he could no longer be a donor. It is not known how many children the donor had fathered, whether he knew he carried the disease before he donated sperm, or whether the bank had informed him of his...
  • Sperm Donor Sued For Child Support

    04/12/2006 11:49:48 AM PDT · by Orlando · 174 replies · 4,932+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 4-12-06 | Sun-Times
    By: Steve Patterson (Chicago Sun-Times Reporter) ... Michael Wilford says he was simply a sperm donor. Christin Harris says he was much more than that to her. Now, the Glenview woman wants him to provide child support and college fund and pay medical expenses for the 2-year-old twin daughters he fathered. But the Downers Grove man says it's a case of "involuntary parentage" as he had no intention of doing anything more than provide his ex-girlfriend with the semen she needed to conceive. "No good deed goes unpunished," his attorney Enrico Mirabelli, said in court Tuesday. 'I Just Want Your...
  • Caption This Photo! (Vanity)

    02/10/2006 1:27:25 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 109 replies · 2,818+ views
    charter.net ^ | 02-10-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
  • Jackson's Ex: 'Michael Is Not the Natural Father'

    11/28/2005 5:00:05 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies · 1,306+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Nov. 28, 2005
    Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe has told an Irish newspaper the singer is not the biological father of their children, Prince Michael Jr. and Paris. Rowe, who was married to Jackson for three years between 1996 and 1999, claims her 8-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter were both conceived using anonymous semen brought from a sperm bank. She tells the Sunday World, "Michael knows the truth -- that he is not the natural father of Prince Michael Jr. and Paris. He has to come clean. "I have no information whatsoever about the identity of the donor
  • Anonymous sperm donor traced on internet

    11/05/2005 5:59:15 AM PST · by billorites · 11 replies · 954+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 3, 2005 | Allison Motluk
    LATE last year, a 15-year-old boy rubbed a swab along the inside of his cheek, popped it into a vial and sent it off to an online genealogy DNA-testing service. But unlike most people who contact the service, he was not interested in sketching the far reaches of his family tree. His mother had conceived using donor sperm and he wanted to track down his genetic father.That the boy succeeded using only the DNA test, genealogical records and some internet searches has huge implications for the hundreds of thousands of people who were conceived using donor sperm. With the explosion...
  • The Expense of Spirit (A lesbian’s sperm donor is hoist with his own petard.)

    10/28/2005 6:07:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 131 replies · 2,624+ views
    City Journal ^ | 25 October 2005 | Theodore Dalrymple
    We can usually sympathize with one or another party to a dispute: one is usually more in the right—or less in the wrong—than the other. But with the breakdown of accepted conventions, it increasingly happens that neither side arouses our sympathies. Take a recent case in Sweden, where a lesbian couple wished to have children. An understanding and liberal-minded male friend agreed to donate his sperm, and three children were born to one of the two women between 1992 and 1996. But then relations between the two women deteriorated, and they split up. The mother of the children found herself...
  • Sperm Donor must pay child support..

    10/14/2005 10:58:49 AM PDT · by D521646 · 75 replies · 1,967+ views
    AP ^ | 10-14-2005 | CapeTimes
    Stockholm - A Swedish man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple must pay child support for the three boys he fathered, the Supreme Court has ruled. The man, now 39, gave his sperm to the couple in the early 1990s. Three sons were born in the years 1992 to 1996. He agreed he would play no role in the boys' upbringing, but signed a document saying he was the father. The women separated and the biological mother demanded that the man pay child support. The man went to the district and appeals courts, but lost. The Supreme Court...
  • Sperm donor must pay child support – court

    10/13/2005 7:54:42 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 70 replies · 1,948+ views
    The Local ^ | Published: 12th October 2005 17:27 CET | na
    A Swedish man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple will have to pay child support, the Supreme Court has ruled. The man, from Örebro, is biological father to three children with the couple. The Supreme Court has now confirmed rulings by two lower courts that he is liable to support them. The 39-year old man donated his sperm to the lesbian couple at the beginning of the nineties. Three sons were born between 1992 and 1996. The man claims that it was never intended that he should take reponsibility for the children, but rather that the women would be...
  • With no Mr. Right in sight, time for plan B..sperm donation

    07/26/2005 12:48:20 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 297 replies · 3,996+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/14/05 | Lorie A. Parch
    When Anne-Marie,* the president and CEO of a start-up medical device company in Philadelphia, first began thinking of having a child on her own, she was 37 and her biological clock was ticking loudly. As much as she wanted to be in a great, loving relationship with a partner, she wanted a baby even more. “If I turned 50 and didn't have children," she says, "I'd be pretty devastated."
  • Family Vacation

    06/19/2005 1:45:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 1,051+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 19 June 2005 | Michael Leahy
    His name is Mike Rubino, but until recently none of the women who bought his sperm to get pregnant had ever seen him or known him as anything other than Donor 929. Rubino left the sperm business for good a few years ago, thinking it would be another decade at least before any children found him. Now he is standing inside the Los Angeles International Airport, staring at an arrivals gate, awaiting the appearance of two children he has fathered but never met, along with their single mother, a Massachusetts psychotherapist named Raechel McGhee. At that moment, 44-year-old McGhee and...
  • Sperm donors' offspring reach out into past

    06/19/2005 10:18:34 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 16 replies · 1,324+ views
    Chicago Tribune (via Yahoo) ^ | June 19th 2005 | Judith Graham
    Sperm donors' offspring reach out into past By Judith Graham Tribune staff reporter Sun Jun 19, 9:40 AM ET There is no parenting manual for the questions that nag Bobby Gerardot. What exactly is his relationship to Katie Whitaker, the 21-year-old who contacted him three years ago after discovering he was the sperm donor responsible for her birth? Is he her father, with all that role entails? If not that, what--a fatherly friend? And how does he integrate Whitaker and her mother, who have moved to his hometown, into his life with two young sons and his wife, Lisa? "I'm...
  • FDA to Implement Gay Sperm Donor Rules

    05/18/2005 11:52:31 AM PDT · by traumer · 36 replies · 612+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor. The FDA has rejected calls to scrap the provision, insisting that gay men collectively pose a higher-than-average risk of carrying the AIDS virus. Critics accuse the FDA of stigmatizing all gay men rather than adopting a screening process that focuses on high-risk sexual behavior by any would-be donor, gay or straight. ``Under these rules, a...
  • FDA Wants to Restrict Sperm Donations From Gays

    05/08/2005 6:57:43 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies · 384+ views
    WFIE Indianapolis ^ | May 8, 2005
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it plans to go ahead with a new guideline that recommends that men who've had sex with other men within the past five years be rejected as anonymous sperm donors. The FDA has rejected criticism that the move stigmatizes all gay men and that the restriction should apply to all men -- gay or straight -- who've engaged in high-risk sexual behavior. The FDA says gay men collectively pose a higher-than-average risk of carrying HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Associated Press reported. It's not clear whether the FDA guideline will have...
  • Sperm donor must pay child support

    07/25/2004 11:05:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 86 replies · 2,560+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/23/04 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A state appeals court ruled that a verbal agreement between a woman and her sperm donor was invalid, and ordered the man to pay child support for the woman's twins.
  • FDA: Gay Men May Not Donate Sperm

    05/20/2004 6:10:20 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 16 replies · 205+ views
    FDA: Gay Men May Not Donate Sperm NEW YORK CITY - The Food and Drug Administration will announce today a new policy that says any man who openly acknowledges having sex with another man in the last five years will not be allowed to make anonymous sperm donations, reports The New York Times. By strict definition, the news isn't really news for New Yorkers. The Empire State already bars gay men from donating sperm without providing their name, while the majority of nation's sperm banks have similar restrictions, citing concerns over AIDS as the primary reason. But the FDA's...
  • New Rules on Sperm Donations by Gays

    05/19/2004 10:03:57 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 31 replies · 401+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5.20.2004 | Gardiner Harris
    New Rules on Sperm Donations by GaysBy GARDINER HARRISPublished: May 20, 2004 en who acknowledge having had homosexual sex within the previous five years will not be allowed to make anonymous sperm donations under new rules that the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce today.New York State already bars gay men from donating sperm anonymously, and most of the nation's sperm banks have similar restrictions because of concerns over transmission of H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. But a prominent gay rights group nonetheless denounced the new federal rules. Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and...
  • US Sperm Exports Explode; Canadians Upset

    11/03/2003 10:57:15 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 46 replies · 266+ views
    The US is a world leader in sperm exports primarily because sperm banks in the U.S. are run on a for-profit basis. As a result, US sperm is reckoned to be of high quality (we always knew this didn't we?) particulary because the US version comes with a background on the vitals of the donor. Denmark also exports a lot of sperm because of high standards and demand for that blond, blue-eyed look. Exports to Canada have increased in recent years because of a scandal involving poorly screened Canadian sperm. Canadians also import a lot of US eggs. The Canadian...
  • Sperm donor or the father?

    08/01/2003 12:33:12 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 258+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, August 1, 2003 | Dr. Laura Schlessinger
    I had a bit of an argument with a caller. The tussle was over whether or not he could or should legitimately call himself the "father" of a 1-year-old child conceived on a drunken, one-night stand, and whom he hasn't seen since she was 2-months old. But first, let me tell you something about me and my radio program. I have never looked at my radio work as entertainment. In fact, I get very aggravated when some critic dismisses their own negative reaction to my point of view by stating that, "after all, I shouldn't get so worked up, it's...
  • Birth of first internet sperm bank baby

    08/20/2003 9:03:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 326+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 08/20/03 | Sarah Boseley
    The birth of the first internet spermbank baby was announced yesterday - a healthy boy whose arrival exposes a hole in the regulations that govern fertility treatment. The 10lb 2oz boy was the result of a purchase of sperm by a couple in the south-east of England from a British-based website which claims to be the only one of its kind. ManNotIncluded.com is able to bypass all the rules and the scrutiny that fertility clinics have to endure because it does not offer treatment - it acts only as an introduction agency, to bring together men willing to sell their...
  • Sperm depositors' unintended returns

    07/30/2003 9:10:20 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 95 replies · 566+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 30, 2003 | MARY LANEY
    'Who's your daddy?'' That's a phrase that's hip among the young of today. But for hundreds of thousands of people it's a question they want to be able to answer. And I'm not referring to adopted children. I'm talking about children born through artificial insemination. On campuses throughout the United States, collegians are earning money by making deposits at sperm banks. And the sperm banks make themselves well-known on campuses. I know several young college men who have made deposits to them. Students will do all sorts of things to earn money while in school. They'll donate blood. They'll sign...
  • Troops rush to bank sperm before heading to Persian Gulf

    01/31/2003 11:55:14 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 10 replies · 499+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 31, 2003 | By CHRISTINA ALMEIDA / The Associated Press
    Troops rush to bank sperm before heading to Persian Gulf 01/31/2003 By CHRISTINA ALMEIDA / The Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Fearful of powerful vaccines and exposure to biological weapons, American soldiers are taking an unusual precaution before heading to the Persian Gulf.They're freezing their sperm to protect their fertility.Sperm banks nationwide have reported an increase in the number of military clients as deployment orders rapidly increase."It doesn't protect their life. It doesn't protect them from illness. But at least ... a man can beget a legal heir," said Dr. Cappy Rothman, co-director of California Cryobank.In January, 28 soldiers had...