I WAS AN ANONYMOUS SPERM DONOR. WILL I NOW BE EXPOSED?

In the early 1980s, a friend told me that there was a shortage of sperm available for women in the new IVF programs. He encouraged me to be a sperm donor.  He thought I had a desirable background, coming from a well-balanced family, being physically healthy and intelligent.  He explained the process, how easy it was, how anonymous it was.  My wife and I discussed it. By offering to be a donor, my sperm count would be checked and my fertility assessed.  As we wanted to have children, this knowledge seemed a good side benefit.  I was willing, but anxious about the potential personal embarrassment of the process.  My wife encouraged me, both for our benefit and also to possibly help other women who couldn’t have children.  I was very clear that I wanted to be anonymous.  If some unknown woman or women benefitted, great for them.  I volunteered.Read More »