Being an egg or sperm donor: balancing ‘being available’ with ‘knowing your place’?

Hazel Burke, Leah Gilman, Petra Nordqvist

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Donors in our research felt strongly that they had two responsibilities:
1. to be available and contactable to children born from their donation, and
2. to know their place and avoid overstepping parental boundaries.
This leaflet shows how donors thought about these two ideas, and how they applied them in practice.
Original languageEnglish
TypeLeaflet for donors, recipients and professionals, based on project data and analysis.
Media of outputLeaflet
PublisherUniversity of Manchester, Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationManchester
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2020


  • egg donor
  • sperm donor
  • egg donation
  • sperm donation
  • donor conception
  • donor conceived children
  • assisted reproduction


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