Australian sperm donor investigated after fathering 23 kids in one year

NZ Herald 29 November 2020
Family First Comment: Fortunately, most men seem to understand the long-term ramifications of this process – both for themselves and for the child who will want to know their biological father one day. Fathers matter.
Fatherlessness is an issue for children.

The man being touted as the unofficial most prolific sperm donor in Australia is under investigation for reportedly surpassing the limit of children one donor can create.

Alan Phan, a 40-year-old from Brisbane, has been providing sperm both privately and through registered clinics in order to help out people wanting to become parents.

Mr Phan, who has two children of his own, fathered 23 kids in one year through his donations.

While he has helped out many Aussies families, his actions are now being investigated by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Authority (VARTA).

Under Victorian law up to 10 woman, including the donor’s partner, can have children from the same donor.

In some rural fertility clinics and other states that limit is cut to five families for each donor, due to the potential for meeting related families and future contact with a donor.

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