Queensland Family and Fertility Support

Narelle Dickinson, Clinical and Health Psychologist

Are you considering using a sperm donor?

If the answer is yes, it is critical that you understand the potential implications of using a known donor.  The risk of using a known donor, without a clearly defined donor (vs FATHER) relationship, have been recently and catastrophically demonstrated in this situation, where a woman (who does have a partner) has discovered she has to share parentage of her child with the man she had only intended to be the child’s donor.  You can listen to the story online at http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/1000s-of-single-mothers-legally-vulnerable-after-landmark-ruling/9021820

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