Donor Conception for Life: Psychoanalytic Reflections on New Ways of Conceiving the Family

No-one should be put off by the sub-title of this wonderful book which goes beyond donor conception as a method of procreation to thinking about the donor as someone who has a physical and psychological impact on the life of the family of recipients of his or her gametes.  As the donor begins to come out of the shadows Ken Daniels suggests that the boundaries of families may need to be re-negotiated and Olivia Montuschi wonders if donor conception families - in particular heterosexual couples - are ready for this.  There is a wonderful chapter from Diane Ehrensaft, author of Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates; Amy Schofield writes compassionately about male infertility and the journey to DC parenthood, plus an insightful chapter on a lesbian couple's choice to use donor sperm with eggs from one partner, whilst the other carried the baby.

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978 1 78220 203 5
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Edited by Katherine Fine