Diane Tober, Ph.D. is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the 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. She has been conducting research with egg donors since 2013 and is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to examine the effects of the socio-cultural context in human bio-markets by comparing egg donation in the United States and Spain. She is also Producer and Director of the documentary film, The Perfect Donor. Dr. Tober's 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.
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