Common Questions about Donor Sperm


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This post highlights “Donor Sperm: The Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask” by Meet the Wildes

This post is a few years old, but it’s a great one that really resonated with me and it’s timeless, so I’m delighted to finally have a venue to share it.

In this post Amber answers — in her straightforward, funny, personable way — some common questions people have (but rarely ask) about her children’s donor. In addition to laughing, I found myself nodding along as I read this. I feel very similar to Amber about the donor for our son.

Here’s a sample, though I heartily recommend going straight to her blog and reading the whole thing.

Yes, we did order donor sperm from an actual catalogue.  Yes, an actual catalogue.  On the internet.  During a lunch break at work.

It was quite surreal, yes.

You’re interested in the cost?  We paid £100 to access the catalogue, £370 for the sperm itself and £300 for it to be couriered to London from Denmark.  Then £1,000 for the pregnancy slot with the HFEA.  That would be quite inexpensive, yes, except that we had to factor private IVF on top of that…

I highly recommend reading the entire original post.

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