Dutch fertility doctor used own sperm into father 49 children, DNA tests show #BBC_News

Dutch fertility doctor used own sperm into father 49 children, DNA tests show #BBC_News

April 20, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

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Some of the children involved in the case have waited years for the confirmation
A Dutch fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to inseminate patients without their consent has been confirmed as the father of 49 children.
DNA tests revealed that Jan Karbaat, who died two years ago, impregnated their mothers at his clinic in Bijdorp, near Rotterdam.
One of the children, named Joey, said he could “finally close the chapter” now he knew Mr Karbaat was his father.
“After a search of 11 years I can continue my life.
I am glad that I finally have clarity,” he told Dutch broadcaster NOS.
“It means that there is finally clarity for the children who are matched,” he told NOS.
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Most of the children were born in the 1980s
Mr Karbaat was first taken to court in 2017 by a group of donor children and their parents over suspicions they were related.
One of the cases involved a donor child who physically resembled the doctor, the court heard.
Items were seized from his home after his death in April 2017 at the age of 89.
Judges ruled in 2017 that DNA tests could be carried out but said the results must be sealed pending the outcome of further court cases, Dutch media reported.

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