Forbidden Love: Genetic Sexual Attraction

Photo by Dragunsk

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CBC's Aziza Sindhu brings two stories in which a sexual relationship develops between recently united biological relatives.
In June of 2009, Ontario's public adoption records were unsealed for the first time since the province started recording adoptions in 1921. Ontario thus became the fifth province to unseal its records making it significantly easier for birth families and adoptees to be reunited. But on rare occasions those reunions can come with a very disconcerting consequence

It's a phenomenon known as Genetic Sexual Attraction -- or G-S-A for short -- in which a sexual relationship develops between biological relatives. And for those reunited family members who experience it, GSA is often shrouded in secrecy, shame and fear.

CBC's Aziza Sindhu has been researching GSA and her award-winning program aired on The Current in May of 2009, with Bob McKeown as the guest-host.

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