For over 30 years, The Sperm Bank of California has conducted research about family-building through donor conception. We are leaders in the field by tracking the outcome of each insemination attempt, maintaining records of conceptions since the establishment of our organization, and conducting research on the well-being of TSBC families and donors. Joanna Scheib, PhD, guides our the research program.
Research findings shape how we provide family-building options and inform the long-term services and support we provide recipients, donor-conceived people, parents, donors and their respective families. We applied more than a decade of research to develop and implement a system for information release to adults with donors in TSBC’s Identity-Release® Program.
Please note that our published research has been primarily with self-identified cisgender women and men. In recognition and support of the transgender and nonbinary members of our community, we are working toward a more inclusive research program moving forward.