'Donor baby' warns of pitfalls

"Emma" was only given life because of the kindness of a donor she never met. (Stock photo)

Woman conceived with donated sperm says the thought of big pharma taking hold in the assisted-reproductive process is "repulsive".

Should donor laws be changed? video

Dr Andrew Murray, the medical director of Fertility Associates, says the business is exploring new ways of tackling a ...

A leading fertility specialist says new ways are needed to attract more sperm and egg donors for would-be parents.

No place for payments, says expert

Professor Ken Daniels has formed firm views on the ethics of donor-assisted conception after years of specialist research.

A donor-conceived child should never be able to remember a time when they did not know their donor history, expert says.

How one mum gave the gift of life

Heidi Holbrook and baby Gus Henry, who was conceived when she donated an egg to Gus' parents.

She gifted her eggs to allow another couple to have children, and their happiness is all she ever wanted.

From heartache to joy

Rachel Henry, left, and Heidi Holbrook were strangers until Holbrook heard of Henry's struggle to conceive.

A Wellington couple are still astounded at the generosity of a woman who gave them the gift of life.

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Conception

'Donor baby' warns of pitfalls

"Emma" was only given life because of the kindness of a donor she never met. (Stock photo)

Woman conceived with donated sperm says the thought of big pharma taking hold in the assisted-reproductive process is "repulsive".

Should donor laws be changed? video

A leading fertility specialist says new ways are needed to attract more sperm and egg donors for would-be parents.

No place for payments, says expert

How one mum gave the gift of life

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