Single man inseminating 30 lesbians sparks incest fears Down Under

October 9th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Oct 9 (ANI): Unregulated sperm donation Down Under has led to an unusual situation where children of lesbians are mixing socially creating potential risk for incestuous relationships.

According to one of South Australia’’s foremost experts in reproductive technology, Andrew Dutney, one reported case, about 30 lesbians were impregnated by sperm from one man, the Advertiser reported.

The mothers then organised picnics with all the children, raising the fear they might socialize with their half-siblings without realizing they were related.

In another case, a mans sperm produced 29 children, all of whom were living in Adelaide. These children are unaware who their siblings are.

All of these children were born about 10 years ago, which means they will reach adolescence in a few years.

In South Australia, the law says infertility treatments are only for infertile couples or those at risk for transmitting a serious defect. Thus, gays and lesbians generally have to find donors outside the system, Dutney said, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Dutney, the former chairman of the SA Council on Reproductive Technology and Associate Professor of Theology at Flinders University, said the SA regulations were at fault and should be repealed altogether, leaving reproductive medical units to comply with the national ethical guidelines. (ANI)

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