Researcher looking for sperm donors to interview, can you help?

Researcher looking for sperm donors to interview, can you help?

Hello. My name is Helen Lay and I am looking for sperm donors to interview for my Anthropology Masters dissertation. Within anthropology there has been a lot of work on the experiences of women who act as egg donors and surrogates but the voices of men who choose to act as sperm donors have been somewhat overlooked.

The stereotypical view of sperm donors as young students who do it for ‘beer money’ does not reflect the complexity of the motivations and experiences of this decision, particularly in the case of men who choose to act as co-parents or have a degree of involvement in the lives of the children who they help to conceive.

I would like to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of sperm donors, including men who are considering acting as donors, in as much depth as possible. I intend to share my research with Pride Angel with the aim that it may help people who are considering being sperm donors, and contribute to a broader understanding of the experiences of men within assisted conception. My research will be conducted in accordance of University of Sussex ethical guidelines, and interviewees will have complete anonymity.

If you are interested in being interviewed and adding to knowledge and understanding of the lived experiences of sperm donors in the UK and beyond please contact me at or alternatively contact Pride Angel for further information.

I am based in the South-East of England and am happy to travel reasonable distances to meet you or alternatively talk via e-mail or skype at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.

Posted: 14/06/2011 11:16:38


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