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‘I imagine the children we might have had': deciding what to do with my late husband's frozen sperm

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Three years after the death of her husband at 41, Kat Lister describes the posthumous conception dilemma she faces It's the hottest week of the year and I am sitting in a windowless room on the lower ground floor of London's University College Hospital discussing the precise temperature of frozen sperm. At -196C, these glacial swimmers are biologically inert, I'm told, as I'm handed two props: a thin plastic straw that bends to the will of my fingertips and a cylindrical cup segmented by colourful tubes - blue, green, purple, orange, red - that gives this storage container the look of a...
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