A Taste of IVF Over 40

The IVF Counsellor

Posted on: Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My husband and I have discussed having another child and how it would affect us.  We’d done this to the point that there was not much to discuss at the counselling session. 

It’s good to know this service is available if there are undiscussed issues, or issues you didn’t even realise you had.

As we are receiving donor sperm, we learnt that there are not many sperm donors available.  We also learnt that the trend nowadays is to tell your child they are from a sperm donor. 

One important thing that I learned from further research is that there are other donor programs available.  But I question their quality and safety.  Other donor registries may not test the quality of the sperm or keep sperm donor records.  Wouldn’t it be a tragedy if your child met a sexual partner in the future who had the same donor father and was in fact an unknown sibling.  This article is particularly good: http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/cover_stories/article_1646.asp.

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