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End of anonymity: stepping into the dawn of communication and a new paradigm in gamete donor counseling

Donor anonymity appears to be going the way of the slide rule and the dodo bird. As early as 2010 professionals in our field began to recognize that the rise of increasingly sophisticated internet technology, facial recognition, and direct to consumer DNA testing would inevitably erode if not eliminate the possibility of donor anonymity (1). With growing appreciation of these trends, many commercial donor banks began to offer an increasing variety of open arrangements between gamete donors and intended parents.


Andrea M. Braverman, Ph.D., William D. Schlaff, M.D.

Fertility and Sterility, June 2019 Volume 111, Issue 6, Pages 1102−1104

DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2019.04.015

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