Dr. Diane Tober

Diane Tober, PhD is Assistant Adjunct Professor at University of California, San Francisco Institute for Health and Aging. As a medical anthropologist, she has worked on issues related to donor conception for the past 25 years. Her forthcoming book, Romancing the Sperm: Shifting Biopolitics and Making Modern Families explores the intersections between the sperm banking industry, sperm donors, and single women and lesbian couples using sperm donors to create their families, and will be published by Rutgers University Press in September 2018. She has been conducting research with egg donors since 2013, and is Producer and Director of the documentary film, The Perfect Donor, also to be released in 2018.

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Articles by Dr. Diane Tober


Should I Donate Eggs Again? Should I Donate Eggs Again? Should I Donate Eggs Again? Should I Donate Eggs Again?


If you are considering another donation cycle, ask yourself these questions.

What Egg Donors Should Know About Egg Donation Contracts What Egg Donors Should Know About Egg Donation Contracts What Egg Donors Should Know About Egg Donation Contracts What Egg Donors Should Know About Egg Donation Contracts


What to consider when negotiating your contract.

Egg Donation Risk and Recovery: What We Know and What We Don’t Egg Donation Risk and Recovery: What We Know and What We Don’t Egg Donation Risk and Recovery: What We Know and What We Don’t Egg Donation Risk and Recovery: What We Know and What We Don’t


Are there risks? This is one of the most difficult questions to accurately answer.

The Egg Donation Medical Process: For Egg Donors The Egg Donation Medical Process: For Egg Donors The Egg Donation Medical Process: For Egg Donors The Egg Donation Medical Process: For Egg Donors


Here is what you can expect from the medical process of providing eggs.

Becoming an Egg Donor: Agencies, Clinics, Egg Banks & Private Arrangements Becoming an Egg Donor: Agencies, Clinics, Egg Banks & Private Arrangements Becoming an Egg Donor: Agencies, Clinics, Egg Banks & Private Arrangements Becoming an Egg Donor: Agencies, Clinics, Egg Banks & Private Arrangements


What you need to know about the different options for donating eggs.

Becoming an Egg Donor: The Recruitment and Screening Process Becoming an Egg Donor: The Recruitment and Screening Process Becoming an Egg Donor: The Recruitment and Screening Process Becoming an Egg Donor: The Recruitment and Screening Process


What to expect from the donor recruitment process.

Navigating the Decision to Become an Egg Donor Navigating the Decision to Become an Egg Donor Navigating the Decision to Become an Egg Donor Navigating the Decision to Become an Egg Donor


Considering becoming an egg donor? Start here.

Egg Donation Egg Donation Egg Donation Egg Donation


How intended parents and healthcare professionals can improve the prove the process for egg donors.

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