Friday, 25. April 2014
09. 02. 13. - 14:45
A woman whose father was an anonymous sperm donor has been given the legal right to discover his identity, a court in Hamm, Germany, has ruled.
Judges said that the 22-year-old woman's right to to know her genetic history over-ruled her father's right to confidentiality.
The woman - identified only as Sarah P in court - began her legal fight four years ago when she discovered the dad who had raised her was not her biological father.
But the victory could be short lived - after the fertility medic responsible for her claimed it no longer held any records on the sperm donor who fathered her.
"She now has the power to pursue the medic and force him to reveal the man's identity or face a fine or even imprisonment or contempt of court.
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