Half-Sibling Surprises from Fertility Clinic Doctor

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I have seen this particular case, https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/12/14/fertility-doctor-accused-inseminating-own-patients-court-today/951397001/, a couple of times. For example,

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/12/14/fertility-doctor-accused-inseminating-own-patients-court-today/951397001/,

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/fertility-doctor-donald-cline-secret-children/583249/,

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/us/fertility-doctor-pregnant-women.html,

https://www.cnn.com/2016/09/13/health/fertility-doctor-impregnate-patients/index.html, among other links. This case dates back to 2016.

There have been other cases over the years where doctors or fertility clinic workers have used their own donations to father numerous children. This article is about a British doctor in 2012 who may have fathered over 600 children: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9193014/British-man-fathered-600-children-at-own-fertility-clinic.html.

This is a different set of circumstances than those donors who are paid by sperm banks or fertility clinics: Genealogical DNA Testing vs. Sperm Banks Promise of Anonymity.

 

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