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Forbidden Love: Genetic Sexual Attraction

Ontario is the most recent province in Canada to open up adoption files in order to help birth families and adoptees find one another. But there is a disconcerting, though rare, consequence of adoptive reunions.

Radio Impact2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2009 / Aaron Brindle / Aziza Sindhu / CBC's The Current, Canada

Ontario is the most recent province in Canada to open up adoption files in order to help birth families and adoptees find one another. But there is a disconcerting, though rare, consequence of adoptive reunions.

The phenomenon known as genetic sexual attraction occurs when family members who have never met until adulthood, find themselves attracted to one another. Aziza Sindhu talks with people who have experienced GSA firsthand and brings voice to this taboo subject.

Forbidden Love: Genetic Sexual Attraction won the Radio Impact Award in the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was produced with executive producer Pam Bertrand and host Bob McKeown.


produced by

Aaron Brindle

Aaron Brindle is the ever-busy assignment editor for The Current, CBC Radio's national current affairs program.

Aziza Sindhu

Aziza Sindhu is an award-winning journalist with 14 years of experience in radio and television.


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