Paternity by Proxy

Artificial Insemination with Donor Sperm
  • Linda S. Fidell
  • Jaroslav Marik
  • Joan E. Donner
  • Chris Jenkins-Burk
  • Janie Koenigsberg
  • Kathy Magnussen
  • Cynthia Morgan
  • Jodie B. Ullman


Insemination of women with sperm collected from an anonymous donor—artificial insemination donor (AID)—produced an estimated 5000 to 10,000 births per year in the United States, and another 7000 in Western European countries, Japan, and Australia 10 years ago (Behrman, 1979). In the last 10 years the rate of use of the procedure has probably increased. There are at least 250,000 children conceived by AID currently living in the United States, a number that is very likely underestimated owing to inadequate statistics and the secrecy surrounding the procedure.


Artificial Insemination Emotional Disturbance Single Woman Infertile Woman Infertile Couple 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda S. Fidell
    • 1
  • Jaroslav Marik
    • 2
  • Joan E. Donner
    • 3
  • Chris Jenkins-Burk
    • 4
  • Janie Koenigsberg
    • 5
  • Kathy Magnussen
    • 6
  • Cynthia Morgan
    • 7
  • Jodie B. Ullman
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA
  2. 2.The Tyler Medical Clinic, Inc.Los AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Private practiceLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Psychology DepartmentHouston Community College SystemHoustonUSA
  5. 5.Educational Therapy ProgramsLos AngelesUSA
  6. 6.Department of PsychologyCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA
  7. 7.Institute for Psychological DevelopmentThousand OaksUSA
  8. 8.Department of PsychologyCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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