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Making It Real: Translating assisted conception with donor gametes into rea...

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Making It Real: Translating assisted conception with donor gametes into real family life

Do you work with recipients of donor gametes (with or without surrogacy), or with donor conception families?

This workshop will deepen your own understanding of the ways in which creating a child using eggs, sperm or embryos from a third party, including with surrogacy, is different from standard fertility treatments. We look at how best to help people understand from the outset the lifetime implications for the child and for all family members. Attendance at this workshop will inform your policy and practice in helping you support your clients and patients in making decisions that are right for their future.


5 reasons to attend

  1. Hear the experiences of parents and donor conceived adults - how do these families fare in the long term?

  2. Consider the place of the donor, the donor's family and any genetic siblings or half-siblings in donor conception families. Important issues include: in 2023 the first donor-conceived individuals to become 18 since the UK law on anonymity for donors was removed will have the opportunity to apply for identifying details. Other individuals conceived abroad will continue to be told their donors are anonymous.

  3. Hear how DNA testing is revolutionising the making of genetic connections and the implications of this for families.

  4. Listen to DCN’s unique experiences of the long view of donor conception families.

  5. Feel better supported in your role in the fast changing world of donor conception.


We will share our experience and knowledge about

  • The support needed by donor conception families before, during and after treatment
  • Recent developments affecting donor conception, such as the popularity of genetic testing companies and the impact of the removal of anonymity in the UK, keeping in mind 2023 when the first children conceived with identifiable donors become 18
  • The services and resources offered by DC Network - and how these complement and build on information giving and counselling undertaken in clinics and elsewhere

Your learning outcomes

  • Enhanced understanding of the need for full information and support for patients as choices are being made about place of conception and donor selection.
  • Ability to put counselling services in context of other support and resources and the need for continuing support
  • An understanding of the social and emotional issues of using donated gametes
  • Information about the implications of the use of DNA and genetic testing websites
  • Enhanced ability to reflect on the experiences of patients and clients

A certificate of attendance is available for the day.

Friday 8th November 2019 - 9.30 - 4.30pm


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