The ethics committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recently updated their position on informing offspring of their conception by usage of donor gametes or embryos.
The ethics committee finds that disclosure to the child of the fact of donor conception, and if available, characteristics of the donor may serve the best interests of offspring. The committee also recognizes that the decision to disclose is a highly personal one about which the parties may have differing values.
The relative benefits of disclosure for parents, donors, and, most significantly, donor-conceived persons are under continued study, but support has grown in recent years for disclosing the fact of donation and allowing access to non-identifying information about donors to offspring who request it.
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