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Sperm donation - Mayo Clinic
Her eldest daughter, Freya all pictured , who was conceived naturally, had just turned nine when she decided to look into sperm donation. Despite massive changes in Irish society in recent decades, most young women still envisage a future where they will meet Mr Right , get married and have children not necessarily in that order. However, more and more women who have not met a potential life partner by a certain age and whose biological clocks are ticking louder every year, are now opting to go it alone through donor conception. Science has made so many amazing advances, but it also throws up challenges on so many levels. Once a woman has made the decision to go ahead and try for a baby through donor conception, the next major challenge facing her is whether to go for an identifiable known or anonymous donor.
Using donated eggs, sperm or embryos in treatment
Not just the having of the baby, or the keeping of the baby, both of which are daunting enough. Those processes are admittedly complicated, but one step that might not seem so complicated is using donor sperm from a bank. Seems like a simple transaction, right? Maybe not. The New York Times brings to light doctors' and parents' concern that sperm donations aren't appropriately regulated.