It has been a decade since a change in UK law gave donor-conceived people access (upon reaching the age of 18) to identifying information about their donor. However, there are still differences of opinion about the way the law was changed 10 years ago, and some people argue that the change did not go far enough.
This podcast, produced by Pod Academy, documents a debate on this subject questions entitled '10 Years Since the End of Donor Anonymity: Have We Got It Right?'.
The debate was organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), the charity that publishes BioNews, and was organised in partnership with the National Gamete Donation Trust with the support of the British Infertility Counselling Association.
Listen to the podcast using the player below, or alternatively listen to or download it here (.mp3 64.7MB).
|0:00:00||Tess Woodcraft: Introduction from Pod Academy|
|0:00:50||Charles Lister: Introduction from the chair|
|0:04:10||Juliet Tizzard: A regulator's perspective|
|0:11:10||Dr Jo Rose: A donor-conceived person's perspective|
|0:18:55||Professor Eric Blyth: A social work perspective|
|0:27:00||Venessa Smith: A fertility clinic perspective|
|0:34:00||Professor Susan Golombok: A family research perspective|
|0:43:10||Questions and comments from the audience|