A 72-year-old man will become the genetic father of his own grandchild after agreeing to donate sperm to his daughter-in-law in London to allow her to conceive.
The unnamed man became a donor after his son and daughter-in-law could not conceive a child through IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) because his son's sperm was not of high quality.
His son will become the father of his genetic half-brother.
The sperm is being screened at a London Women's Clinic, which is treating the couple who are in their 30s and who have requested anonymity.
The clinic's co-medical director, told the daily he had never seen such a case before, but some people are now willing to consider all kinds of options with progress in fertility treatment.
"Obviously the wife's mother-in-law also had to be included in all the conversations but she has no objections," he was quoted as saying.
Society has also changed its perceptions of what is and what is not acceptable. In this case, keeping the identity of the child similar to their own was a huge factor.
The husband does not have a brother, which is why he chose his own father to assist.
A spokeswoman for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which regulates the fertility sector in Britain, said it did not need to approve the decision.
Donations from family members, including sisters sharing their eggs, are permitted under British law, she said.
There has been an isolated Situation where it seems a person became his own grandfather, but this could have only occured within Tasmania 's outback communities where a large number of babe"s have been hatched with two noggins, severing one or the other creates doubt to which head had the brain, it seems opting for the wrong head after tossing a coin to decide, could be resolved by using a double headed penny.
Becoming ones own grandfather occurrs quite frequently in rural areas of Unclesamland, most of these sits have been in Minnesota USA, I wonder why?
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Or have we got it wrong? maybe Two Heads are better than one, If so what would be the advantages of this Duo Phenomena, your say will be appreciated.