<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Donor Open Identity

UWA/Concept Study

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The practice of donor conception has been used as a method of reproductive possibly as early as the first decade of the 20th Century (donor insemination). It has been for the most part conducted in secrecy with donors remaining anonymous.

The majority of parents maintained the secrecy by not telling their donor conceived children the truth about their parentage.


Some states of Australia children now being born from donor egg, sperm and embryos have the right to know the identity of their donor when they reach the age of 18 (see legislation).

Whether donor conceived children should be informed of their method of conception, and how much information about the donor should be released to the child and when are questions that are still continually debated. Parents, donors and offspring may all have different interests and views on these issues.

Researchers at the University of Western Australia and the Concept Fertility Centre are conducting a study to identify attitudes of donors, recipients and donor conceived offspring to the issues surrounding the release of information about a child's origin.

Their aim is to identify what information is important to each party (donors, recipients and offspring). The findings from this study will help guide clinic practice in donor programs across Australia.

To participate in thie study please contact us via the contact page of this web site.