Today’s Victoria Derbyshire programme had a very interesting feature. A report by Simon Watson, a man who claims to have fathered around 800 children who live all over the world. He is a private sperm donor who says he meets his clients online.
The programme had a long and detailed discussion on the risks of private sperm donation.
The risks are many. Due to the number of half siblings these children have, these can be anything from the possibility of future incest to mental health issues if their mothers choose to reveal to them how they were conceived.
For me personally, the feature raised many questions, most of them about Simon Watson himself. He has three children by an ex wife and says he has shown them pictures of their ‘half siblings.’ His son even tracks the women he meets online. His son looks over 18, but still, I find…
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