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What happens after a doctor uses his own sperm to impregnate his patients?

Sick is an investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Award-winning journalists Jake Harper and Lauren Bavis dig deep to share shocking personal stories of medical injustices, and hold accountable the people and institutions meant to care for us.

Sick's first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor’s abuse of power, and the generations of lives he affected. Episodes released weekly.

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    • 4.9, 566 Ratings

What happens after a doctor uses his own sperm to impregnate his patients?

Sick is an investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Award-winning journalists Jake Harper and Lauren Bavis dig deep to share shocking personal stories of medical injustices, and hold accountable the people and institutions meant to care for us.

Sick's first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor’s abuse of power, and the generations of lives he affected. Episodes released weekly.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
566 Ratings

566 Ratings

Eandrews12345 ,

Great podcast and raising of awareness!

Very well done podcast! Many of the comments highlight why these stories need to be told and why awareness needs to be raised. Like Nike Nick’s comment that shows how rape culture still exists, and completely marginalizes these offsprings feelings around their genetic identity. These doctors took an oath to do no harm. They did not do what their patients consented to. Well done, Sick!

BreeFree13 ,

Interesting topic, but...

Drawn out. This could have been done in three or four episodes. Found myself skipping forward through the repeated lamenting by the interviewees.

Nike Noodle ,

Very Well Done!!

I’m only in the 2nd episode, but podcast presentation is superb!

I don’t trust doctors already, this doesn’t help! 🤣 Yes the Dr was unethical, but the procedure was for an unknown sperm donor... where the Dr chose.... and that is exactly what he did! AND She WANTED siblings & found them! I don’t hear the mothers upset! It was already hard enough for the parents to have to do this and the kids make this big deal... IDK it seems she just is upset in general about being a donor baby, but I think she needs to look up overkill!! Sooooo..... ???

The podcast draws you in, so I will find out if there’s something more to this. Even if there’s not, it’s a great listen!!

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