It’s Not All in the Genes: Sperm & Egg Donors’ Connections with Recipients
|Dates:||11 November 2020|
|Times:||19:00 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||General public|
The birth of a baby conceived via donated sperm or egg creates many new connections, both within and between families. But it may surprise you to know that, for many donors, the key connection which donation creates is that with their recipients (the parents to any children born from their donation). In this online interactive talk, we share findings from our research with UK donors and show how the social organisation of donation, and the broader cultural worlds they inhabit, can create strong feelings of affinity with (even anonymous) recipients. We ask the audience to consider what implications such affinities might have for law and policy.
Dr Petra Nordqvist, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at The University of Manchester
Dr Leah Gilman, Research Associate in Sociology at The University of Manchester
Yaél Ilan-Clarke, Research Coordinator, Donor Conception Network
This event is part of the ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science. It is free to attend and open to all. You will need to register (via the eventbrite link on this page) to receive the link to join.
Photo: Federico Beccari on Unsplash.
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