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In Sperm Donor 'Case Without Precedent,' a $10.7M Deal

Fertility doc accused of impregnating women with his own sperm agrees to settlement

(Newser) - A Canadian fertility doctor who lost his medical license in 2019 after being accused of impregnating multiple women with the wrong sperm—sometimes his own—has now agreed to fork over millions in a "groundbreaking" settlement. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the $10.7 million offer from Norman Barwin...

Woman Sues Fertility Doc for 'Medical Rape'

Says he used his own sperm, without permission, to impregnate her

(Newser) - Another heartbreaking story of an allegedly unethical fertility doctor: In New Jersey, Bianca Voss, 75, learned last year that her daughter Roberta's father was, allegedly, the very OB-GYN who was supposed to have artificially inseminated her using sperm from an anonymous donor almost four decades ago. The bombshell came...

Fertility Doctor's Harm 'Will Span Generations'

Canada's Bernard Norman Barwin formally stripped of license

(Newser) - A Canadian fertility doctor once known as "the Baby God" has been formally stripped of his medical license after he was found to have used his own sperm to inseminate patients. A discipline committee of Ontario's medical regulator also ordered Bernard Norman Barwin to pay an $8,170...

Fertility Doc Secretly Fathered 11 of His Clients' Kids: Lawsuit

Lawsuit accuses doctor of secretly swapping in his own sperm

(Newser) - Another disturbing fertility doctor story is in the news: A lawsuit alleges Dr. Norman Barwin, who ran a fertility clinic in Canada, secretly used his own sperm to father at least 11 of his clients' children. "We are now aware of 11 individuals whose parents went to Dr. Barwin...

Woman 'Horrified' by Ancestry.com Connection

Fertility doctor used own sperm to impregnate patient: suit

(Newser) - Kelli Rowlette thought she knew who her biological father was. So when Ancestry.com showed her DNA matched a sample from a retired fertility doctor, she assumed the service was unreliable, per the Washington Post . That was until she learned the same doctor had artificially inseminated her mother with his...

Octomom Doctor Michael Kamrava Loses License
 Octomom Doc Loses License 

Octomom Doc Loses License

Calif. decides Michael Kamrava presents danger to the public

(Newser) - If Nadya Suleman ever decides that 14 kids isn't enough, she won't be able to turn to Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava for help. Kamrava, who helped Suleman conceive octuplets when she already had six children, and implanted seven embryos in a 49-year-old woman who only wanted...

Professional Group Expels Octomom Doc

Reproductive medicine society says Kamrava was out of line

(Newser) - Michael Kamrava, the fertility doctor who twice implanted six embryos into octomom Nadya Suleman (two embryos reportedly split into twins), has been kicked out of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The society recommends no more than two embryos for women under 35, to reduce the risk of multiple births;...

Man Posing as Doc Charged as 'Craigslist Molester'

He offered money for sperm samples

(Newser) - A Phoenix man posing on Craigslist as a fertility doctor offering money for sperm samples has been charged with sexually assaulting four young men, reports the Arizona Republic. Jeffrey Graybill, 40, is suspected of molesting as many as 24 victims in Arizona and California, police said. He is also charged...

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