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Poll: When It Takes More Than Two

18 March 2013
Appeared in BioNews 697

Over the past few months, the charity that publishes BioNews - the Progress Educational Trust (PET) - has been running a Wellcome Trust supported project about donor conception entitled 'When It Takes More Than Two'.

You may have read about the three events that formed the first part of the project, and which considered donor conception from the perspective of the donor, recipient and donor-conceived person, in BioNews. You can find links to synopses of these events - plus case studies, a heritability factsheet, a glossary of terms and PET's first ever podcast! - here.

The next stage of the project is an online poll, and BioNews readers, this is your chance to participate. The poll takes only a few minutes to complete.

The questions that make up this short poll were all suggested by audience members as the project's public events. These audiences were very mixed, and included people who were immersed in subject of donor conception for personal reasons (for example, parents seeking reassurance that they were doing the 'right' thing by their donor-conceived children), people working in fertility clinics or researching the subject in academia, and some people who were completely new to donor conception issues. We have tried to select questions which reflect that diversity.

Please complete the poll here. (Warning: some of the poll questions may get you hot under the collar!) The results will be published in a future edition of BioNews.

20 January 2014 - by Sarah Norcross 
PET needs your help to continue to inform the debate on the ethical issues surrounding genetics, assisted conception and stem cell and embryo research so that 'ignorance and prejudice do not dictate the outcome'...
13 May 2013 - by Sandy Starr 
The Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s project 'When It Takes More Than Two', supported by the Wellcome Trust, sought to clarify public and professional understanding of donor conception by focusing on the different parties involved...
22 April 2013 - by James Brooks 
A podcast produced as part of the When It Takes More Than Two project organised by the Progress Educational Trust...
4 March 2013 - by Cait McDonagh 
Another full house for the final event of Progress Educational Trust's 'When it Takes More Than Two' series. This time attendees were invited to consider gamete donation from the perspective of the donor conceived...
28 January 2013 - by Cait McDonagh 
The second debate in the Progress Educational Trust's project 'When It Takes More Than Two' took place at University College London last week. The debate, 'Receiving: The Recipient Parent Perspective', focused on the views of those who have received donor gametes to begin their families....
14 January 2013 - by Antony Starza-Allen 
The image of the sperm donor nipping off between lectures to casually donate for a few quid of beer money was neatly set aside by this thought-provoking debate. In his place, in strode the complex male – knowledgeable, thoughtful, sensitive… and probably over 25...
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