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The benefits of early contact

Early contact
Making babies in the 21st century
Andrew Lockley

Andrew Lockley has been involved with a range of businesses and projects in the fertility sector. He’s advised teams on both a commercial and pro bono basis in areas as diverse as fertility technology, surrogacy, sperm banking, and private donation websites.

In this interview, he highlights the benefits of donating outside of the regulated clinics, including the fact as a known donor in the unregulated sector, he is able to be involved in a child’s life from the beginning, rather than waiting until the child turns eighteen.

Andrew suggests that a good way forward might be to combine the best features of the regulated sector with some of the merits of the unregulated sector. This could include earlier access for parents who wanted to have that, more information about donors released to prospective recipients, and a register for unregulated donors.

For discussion: Do you think Andrew’s suggestion of combining the best of both worlds could work? Which features would you keep from each sector?

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