Donor Conception and the Unknown Kin: Reconsidering Identity and Family Through Anonymous and Deanonymized Relations
In collaboration with the Institute of Health and Society, the Centre for Gender Research invites you to the seminar Donor Conception and the Unknown Kin: Reconsidering Identity and Family Through Anonymous and Deanonymized Relations with Martin Eggen Moseth.
Based on a recent MA thesis in social anthropology, this seminar explores what it may mean to be “sperm donor conceived” – that is, what are the effects of knowing that one was conceived and born as a result of a sperm donation? What aspects of life are affected, and why and how? The empirical data is based on a six-month fieldwork conducted in California and involves 19 donor conceived persons. Thematically the seminar will primarily touch on concepts of identity, family and genetics.