Tinne Claes (° 1991) is a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven.

She is currently working on a book about the recent history of unwanted childlessness. She is primarily historian, but she also took her first steps in journalism with publications in various magazines and newspapers, including Apache and MO *. In 2019 she obtained the postgraduate degree in International Research Journalism. She made the documentary "the S53" primarily as a human being, out of the need to do something when you are confronted with a problem that transcends yourself.

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Tinne Claes

Supported projects

The history of the Belgian sperm bank

  • Healthcare
  • Science

BRUSSELS - The sperm bank appeals to the imagination. Especially its pioneering years, when there were no rules and doctors did as they pleased. Yet hardly anyone knows how it used to be, because donor insemination happened in the greatest secrecy.

The forgotten softenon

  • Healthcare
  • Social affairs

BRUSSELS - A pregnancy test that could lead to a miscarriage or a child with a birth defect. Abroad, the drug Duogynon is causing controversy to this day. This autumn, a British victims' organisation is suing the manufacturer, pharmaceutical giant Schering (now Bayer).

The S53

  • Migration

BEERVELDE - Every night the last train leaves for the Belgian village of Beervelde, located along the E17. From the station, young men and women try to reach one of the nearby motorway parking lots, usually on foot. There they try to get on a truck that will bring them to England.