Talking to your children about being an egg or sperm donor

Hazel Burke (Designer), Leah Gilman (Other), Petra Nordqvist (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


How do people who have donated their egg or sperm to others talk to their own children about their donation? Using examples from our University of Manchester research, we explore how donors talk about the connections between their children and children born from their egg or sperm.

We also cover how children respond to the idea of having donor siblings and how their feelings change over time.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Manchester, Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021


  • egg donor
  • sperm donor
  • donor conception


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