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The Prospect podcast #78: The woman who helps donor-conceived children find their biological fathers, with Stefanie Marsh

By Prospect Team  

What happens when a child conceived using a donor sperm wants to meet their biological father?

Wendy Kramer, the “donor detective”, runs the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) which has 63,461 members and has so far connected 16,779 individuals around the world with their donor parents or half siblings.

In our May issue, journalist Stefanie Marsh follows Kramer’s work, uncovering the tricky questions on anonymity and reconciling donor rights with the rights of children. She talks to us about the experience behind the story: “it’s one of the most moving bits of journalism I’ve had to investigate.”

Plus: Alex Dean on Brexit’s constitutional crisis, and Sameer Rahim on whether literary fiction has met its “climate realism” moment.

Find all episodes of the Prospect podcast here

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