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Jul 26, 2014

No 'rainbow families': Ethnic donor stipulation at Calgary...

An embryologist at work in the Regional Fertility Program lab in Calgary. The clinic, which has operated since the 1980s, won't allow a woman to use a sperm donor "that would result in a future child appearing racially different than the recipient or...

Jul 22, 2014

Rising to the challenge: The battle against Britain’s sperm shortage

Britain is in the midst of a sperm drought. How can we increase the tide of homegrown donor sperm...

Jul 25, 2014

No ‘rainbow families’: Ethnic donor stipulation at fertility centre ‘floors’ Calgary woman

A Calgary woman says she was shocked to learn of a policy at the city’s only fertility treatment centre that restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background. Catherine, who asked to use only h...

Jul 25, 2014

No ‘rainbow families’: Ethnic donor stipulation at fertility centre ‘floors’ local woman

A Calgary woman says she was shocked to learn of a policy at the city’s only fertility treatment centre that restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background. Catherine, who asked to use only h...

Jul 22, 2014

Motherlode Blog: Putting the ‘Known’ in Known Sperm Donor

The adult daughter of two mothers and a known sperm donor is candid: Much of it was great, but it is complicated...

Jul 26, 2014

Calgary fertility centre refuses to help create ‘rainbow families’

A Calgary woman says she was shocked to learn of a policy at the city’s only fertility treatment centre that restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background...

Jul 29, 2014

Health minister ‘surprised’ at fertility clinic’s policy

Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne says the former policy of a Calgary fertility clinic to restrict patients to using sperm donors of their same racial background highlights the need for clear ethical guidelines as the province moves toward funding i...

Jul 29, 2014

Fertility clinic claims it ended policy about ethnic donors ‘more than a year' ago

The Calgary fertility clinic that has come under fire for refusing to treat patients who wish to use sperm donors of a different race is now denying the policy exists and claiming a fertility specialist on its staff was not speaking for the clinic wh...

Jul 29, 2014

Ottawa fertility specialist puzzled by Calgary rules against 'rainbow families'

An Ottawa fertility specialist and co-founder of a Calgary fertility clinic has called a clinic policy “archaic” and outside the Canadian norm after it denied a woman’s choice of sperm donor because the donor didn’t share her skin colour. Dr. Art Lea... #Ottawa #Calgary

Jul 15, 2014

Motherlode Blog: The Gay Mormon Known Sperm Donor From Utah

My friends used to offer up my status as a gay former Mormon as an icebreaker. Now, they’re helpfully tossing my role as “known sperm donor” out at dinner parties... #Ottawa #Calgary
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