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Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood

Donor Conception Network
Manchester, UK
5 September 2009 10am-6pm

A workshop for heterosexual/lesbian couples and single women contemplating use of sperm, egg or embryo donation or currently having treatment.

This workshop will provide information about the medical, legal, psychological and social/emotional implications of donor conception treatment and subsequent family raising. There will also be opportunities for participants to meet together in small groups to talk about personal stories, thoughts and feelings, and to meet with people who are already parents of donor conceived children.

The workshop is appropriate for those having treatment in the UK or abroad, but is not appropriate for those who have already conceived. If those wishing to attend are part of a couple, then it is strongly recommend that the couple attends. If those wishing to attend are single, then they can either attend alone or bring a family member or friend. Note that while heterosexual/lesbian couples and single women are all welcome at this particular workshop, similar workshops aimed aimed specifically at lesbian couples and single women are taking place on 7 November 2009 and 24 April 2010.

The workshop is subsidised by a grant from the Department of Health, but there is an attendance fee of £30 with a concessionary rate of £15. This covers refreshments and one year's membership of the Donor Conception Network (for those not already members). To register, complete this form (.pdf 494KB) and post it to 'Preparation for Parenthood Workshops, 32 Cholmeley Crescent, London N6 5HA, UK', or contact the Donor Conception Network at or on +44 (0)020 8245 4369.

Further details of this event are available on the Donor Conception Network website.