Secrecy vs. Disclosure: A Brief UK History of the Ethics of Conceiving Children Using Donor Insemination

15 November 2010, 12:30 - 14:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

Work-in-progress Seminar

John Appleby (Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge)

One of the biggest questions associated with donor insemination (DI) is whether or not parents should tell their donor conceived children about the nature of their conception. This seminar will attempt to explain the ethical tensions that have surrounded this debate of secrecy versus disclosure, which has existed for over 70 years in the UK.

John Appleby is a PhD student in bioethics at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge. His current work focuses on reproductive ethics and the question of whether children conceived using donor insemination should be informed about the nature of their conception.

Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum seminar series.
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