The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest insights regarding third party reproduction (sperm & egg donation, and surrogacy). We aim to share the experiences of people whose lives have been affected by third party reproduction while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones.

All stories are contributed anonymously because "anonymity in reproduction hides the truth, but anonymity in story-telling helps reveal the truth."

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When you join the US military, Uncle Sam first sends you to a place called “MEPS” to take a host of physical exams and answer hastily delivered questions about your health (excellent!), drug use (no way, never, uh huh, no sir), and foreign investments (if I had any would I be here?). There’s a laundry list of physical conditions that keep you from joining up, and a host of others that the military asks about with regard to your family history. “Has anyone in your family had a history of X, Y, or Z?”, that type of thing on and…

Research project on (de)anonymized gamete donation in Britain

My name is Amelie and I’m a Ph.D.-student at the University of Bremen, Germany. For my dissertation in cultural anthropology I’m working on an exciting project that looks at anonymized gamete donation and how regulations regarding anonymity in this field are being challenged and transformed. I’m interested in the activities, experiences and perspectives of different actors in the field. I’m especially interested in donor-conceived persons themselves, and would like to explore their roles in this process. I will conduct two empirical case studies for my research- one in Britain, one in Germany. The aim of my project is not to…

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