The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has today launched a call for people’s views on this and other ethical questions related to information about donor conception.
Many people support openness within families about donor conception, including organisations representing donor-conceived families and social workers, and the fertility regulator. The law was changed in 2005 so that donor-conceived children when they reach 18 can find out the identity of the donor and whether they have any half-brothers or sisters. But it is not clear how many families tell their children they were donor-conceived.1
Dr Rhona Knight, a GP and chair of the Nuffield Council inquiry, said: ‘The law has changed to allow donor-conceived people to have more information about their donors, but many are unaware of their donor conception. We are interested in finding out why, and in hearing people’s
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