If you had trouble getting pregnant in the '70s and '80s, there was one Indianapolis doctor you wanted to see — Dr. Donald Cline.
But what happened in Cline's office wasn't what his patients signed up for. Decades later, their children uncovered the doctor's terrible secret.
Sick is a new investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. The first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor's abuse of power, and the generations of lives he affected.
New episodes start Oct. 15. Subscribe wherever you get podcasts.
Sick is a production of WFYI, Side Effects Public Media and PRX. This program was made possible in part by the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, a private company funded by the American people.
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Dec 03, 2019
For the families connected to Donald Cline, this is a story with no end in sight.
Nov 26, 2019
Clines deception goes deeper than replacing anonymous donor sperm. But bringing him to justice isnt easy.
Nov 19, 2019
Heather Woock navigates modern fertility treatment. Could what Cline did happen today?
Nov 12, 2019
Donald Cline explains himself.
Nov 05, 2019
Donald Cline still doesn't come clean at a face-to-face meeting with the siblings, which leads to more questions. Did he ever use any sperm donors in the '70s and '80s?
Oct 29, 2019
What kind of doctor uses his own sperm to impregnate his patients?
Oct 22, 2019
Jacoba Ballard knew she was donor conceived, so she wanted to see if she had any half siblings. She found more than she expected would anyone believe her?
Oct 15, 2019
The first season of Sick starts with the story of a mother and son, a generation apart, who both struggled with infertility. And they learn a terrible secret about an Indianapolis doctor who abused his position of power.