04 November 2005
sperm donors exposed
wma audio file
to track down
despite the fact that
to sketch in
how related to
fit in together
to be released
closer to home
to be passed from x to y
to closely match
better than 50% chance
to search the birth records
provide s.o. with
it took him a total of
to follow s.o.'s example
to be appreciated
only going to get easier
to start thinking about
in fear of
to be detected
to spend years of their life
to perform a search
1. What kind of biotechnological
service is now available over the Internet?
2. What are most people
who use the service looking for?
3. What is special about the Y chromosome?
What last piece of information finally helped the boy find his biological father?
Why may the "whole idea of anonymous sperm donation" become "obsolete"?
What changes did reporter Alison Motluk suggest regarding sperm donation, and
7. How might this technology help the police?
are some of the moral and practical concerns associated with sperm donation? If
you are a male, would you be willing to become a sperm donor? What qualms might
you have (i.e. what issues might make you hesitate)? If you are female, would
you ever consider bearing a child fathered by an anonymous sperm donor, and if
so, under what circumstances? What concerns would you have about doing so?