CBC’s Doc Zone episode “Biodad” is airing tonight on Main Network at 9pmET/PT (if you miss it, it’s always available online.) I’m interested to see how it will be received by our viewers. It’s shocking how complicated sperm doner logistics are – but it’s ASTOUNDING how complicated assisted reproductive technology has become since the first sperm doner babies like Barry Stevens, the filmmaker, pictured here.
It will change forever our notion of “family.”
(I wrote more about this doc in an earlier post called “The Personal Side of Biotechnology.” Image via CBC Documentaries http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/doczone/2009/biodad/index.html#)
April 9, 2012 UPDATE: Fascinating article in Toronto Star by Stevens “Toronto Man Claims to Have Up To 1,000 Siblings Through Single Sperm Doner.” To read, click here.