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AIBU to ask if you would have had a child alone

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howsoontheyfly · 14/11/2019 18:06

Not for me - family member. Planning to have a baby with donor sperm.

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Am I being unreasonable?


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Mamabear4180 · 16/11/2019 22:09

I’ve had 2 children by a donor so yes I would :)

Ariadnepersephonecloud · 16/11/2019 22:18


Phineyj · 17/11/2019 13:38

I have a child from a donor egg (but am in a relationship). The Donor Conception Network research that I read suggested that secrecy around donation and especially not telling DC of their origins till they're teenage was the main problem, not donor gametes per se.

ThighThighOfthigh · 17/11/2019 23:16

Is it going to be possible to use the egg somehow but your own cells? I mean is there scientific research going on around that?

notnowmaybelater · 18/11/2019 06:40

Cloning ThighThighOfthigh? Genuinely having a child alone ShockGrin
You can create an embryo without sperm - it's been done using skin cells but only for experimental purposes (aim being to grow cloned cells for medical treatment not to allow the embryo to develop into a baby), they didn't allow the embryo to develop.

They used a human egg with the genetic material removed and skin cells from men though - I don't know whether there is a reason for the skin cells being male, apparently it was a clone of the man not the woman who's egg it was...

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