Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Thursday, 2 July 2020 from 13:00 to 16:00 (BST)

online via Zoom
United Kingdom

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Curious Connections: The Social Life of Egg and Sperm Donation

This online event replaces the one-day symposium to celebrate the end of the Curious Connections project.

Session 1: Being an egg or sperm donor: Key findings from the Curious Connections project (13.00 – 14.20)

This session provides insights and key findings from the ESRC funded Curious Connections project, Morgan Centre and Department of Sociology, University of Manchester 2017-2020.

Dr Petra Nordqvist (project lead) and Dr Leah Gilman (project researcher) outline the aim of the project, its research methods and who took part, and then discuss key discoveries they have made about donors’ lives and relationships.

(14.20 – 14.30. Comfort Break)

Session 2: How well does current donor conception law and policy fit donors’ needs and perspectives?   (14.30 – 15.40)

This session explores donation from the perspective of egg and sperm donors with a particular focus on what we can learn from this in terms of current law and regulation. It draws together four speakers who come at this from different perspectives. There is time for a discussion at the end.