Choosing a sperm donor: Basic or extended profile?

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“Remember that the choice is yours, and you should choose what feels right for you!” BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Increasingly more people are choosing to buy donor sperm from a sperm bank, and during the search for the right donor, the inevitable question of what kind of donor profile you would prefer will come up. But [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Having our son was the catalyst to changing the way I was at work”

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Santander’s Kirsty Lacey sits down to talk about becoming a mother and not keeping her sexuality a secret BY LOUISE SINNERTON Kirsty was not one of those people that kept her wife a secret, but she wasn’t explicit about their relationship either. She has been married for six years and it was only 16 months [….]

PARENTING: What makes a family?

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“The genetic link is not always the most important connection” BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL What makes a family? When talking about alternative family constellations, this question becomes very interesting. Despite the many challenges that can arise within this question, most people can agree that love is one of the most important factors when talking about a family [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Want to create a community? Start it yourself”

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Farfetch’s Autumn Pray on the importance of visibility and community in the workplace BY LOUISE SINNERTON AT MYGWORK A thorough understanding of how networks work and an experience of coming out in different workplaces are just some of the attributes Autumn Pray brought to the table when helping to set up Farfetch’s LGBTQI+ network. Before working [….]

This is why people choose to become sperm donors

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“One of the main motivations is a desire to help others” BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Sperm banks have for many years helped women from all over the world to become pregnant. Cryos, the world’s largest sperm bank has more than 1,000 donors registered on their online database, meaning there’s plenty of choice. But why do people [….]

LEZ/BI TRAVEL: This is how you do Christmas in Illinois

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Want to get away this festive season? LGBTQI-friendly Illinois will have you feeling merrier than a well-soaked Christmas pud… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM. IMAGES ENJOY ILLINOIS/NICK ULIVIEIRI Instead of watching the same movies and listening to the same music – if you’re looking to go big this Christmas – then get in the holiday spirit [….]

Family FAQS: The ultimate guide to having children via sperm donor

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In this piece, aimed at those at the very beginning of their journey, clinic account manager Milagros Ruete answers a handful of the most frequently asked questions that the team at Cryos encounter, including the big one – just how to get fertility treatment in the UK through a clinic, and using donor sperm.