Donor-conceived Children, Consider the Doctor

DNA testing is uncovering more genetic secrets.  A 41-year-old woman who was donor-conceived took a DNA test.  The matches led her to discover that her mother’s doctor was likely her donor, not the medical student her parents chose.  The story is described here: Couple sue Vermont gynecologist for fathering child.

Unfortunately this was more than an isolated incident.  In many cases this same situation has been discovered.  When researching the father of a donor-conceived child, consider that the doctor could be the father.

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