MailOnline — Femail
2008 12 12
It happened to me: My father had 300 children
By Alison Smith Squire
It happened to me: My father had 300 children — Jo’s never been able to trace her father – one of Britain’s most prolific sperm donors. Now she’s terrified that any man she falls for could unknowingly be her brother….(Full Story)
F4L: Update 2008 12 17
The problem that Jo fears is not statistically insignificant. Although not very likely to happen, it could happen and has happened to some people.
Still, there is a practical solution that can prevent it from happening, a solution that perhaps should become mandatory when a marriage licence is obtained (whereby the problem would not be prevented when someone engages in non-marital sex and causes a child to be conceived).
The solution is DNA testing of both prospective parents.