Join us for an enlightening and interactive event where you will find out more about the evolving landscape of forming families by egg and sperm - gamete - donor conception.
You will hear about the experiences of gamete donors, parents who have used donated gametes to form their families, people conceived through gamete donation and fertility counsellors, and have the opportunity to participate and ask questions that you may have about this fascinating and important topic.
New family forms are becoming more common and the use of donated eggs and sperm in fertility treatment, often with IVF, has enabled more diverse groups of people to become parents. It is therefore important that health, caring and education professionals have a good understanding of the issues facing families formed by donor conception.
This event aims to raise awareness of gamete donor conception amongst professionals, such as teachers, healthcare professionals and social workers, who may encounter donor conceived people and those trying to conceive or who have conceived with donated gametes in their professional life.
Dr Lucy Frith and Dr Caroline Redhead, Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, University of Manchester
Dr Leah Gilman, Sociology Department, University of Sheffield
This event is open to all.
This event aims to raise awareness of gamete donor conception and will be of particular interest to professionals, such as teachers, healthcare professionals and social workers, people who may encounter donor conceived people, people trying to conceive, or who have conceived with donated gametes in their professional life.
This event will also be of interest to people considering or undergoing fertility treatment.