A Philadelphia fertility clinic’s secret

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A scientist opens the lid of a cryotank containing donor sperm samples in an IVF clinic. (Wong Maye-E/AP Photo)

A scientist opens the lid of a cryotank containing donor sperm samples in an IVF clinic. (Wong Maye-E/AP Photo)

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The Farris Institute for Parenthood was once Philadelphia’s premiere clinic for artificial insemination. When it closed, it left an unknown number of babies who grew up wondering who their fathers really were. Maiken Scott, host of WHYY’s The Pulse, explains why there was so much secrecy around early fertility medicine — and why that’s changing.

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