CNN After one woman discovered eight unknown siblings following a commercial DNA test, she investigated and learned that her biological father was her mother's fertility doctor, according to court documents from Marion County, Indiana. Donald Cline had told his patients he was inseminating them with "fresh sperm" from a medical student or resident. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
He also used the wrong sperm to inseminate dozens of others seeking to conceive, over a career which spanned from the s to Two women sued the doctor inafter discovering that their intended sperm donors were not the fathers of their children. Nearly a decade later a proposed class-action lawsuit alleges that more than 50 children were conceived using the wrong sperm.
A fertility doctor in Canada was formally reprimanded this week for inseminating at least 11 women with his own sperm and giving the wrong sperm to dozens more women beginning in the s. Norman Barwin, 80, was declared "incompetent" by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which Barwin had resigned from in after patients began to complain that their children were conceived with sperm that didn't belong to the intended father. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found Barwin "committed an act of professional misconduct in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession" and "engaged in acts or omissions" that "would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonorable or unprofessional," it said Thursday.
Bernard Norman Barwin was previously suspended by the college in after admitting to inseminating four women using the wrong sperm. Canadian fertility specialist Bernard Norman Barwin 80 has been stripped of his medical licence for repeatedly using the wrong sperm - including his own - to impregnate his patients. Barwin pleaded no contest and did not attend the disciplinary hearing in Toronto.
Please refresh the page and retry. A Canadian fertility doctor has lost his licence after it emerged he had been using his own sperm to inseminate patients over several decades. Bernard Norman Barwin is facing a lawsuit alleging he used the wrong sperm in 50 to births, including 11 cases in which he used his own.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. She is one of several people who over the last four years have learned through DNA testing that they are the biological children of retired Ottawa fertility doctor Norman Barwin. The year-old physician was stripped of his licence Tuesday by a discipline panel of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which found he had impregnated a number of women going back to the s with the wrong semen — in some cases his own.
To couples at the end of their ropes who wanted children but could not conceive them for medical reasons, Dr. Donald Cline was a savior of sorts, offering to match the women with sperm from anonymous men resembling their partners. Many couples sought Dr.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. A doctor's license was revoked after he inseminated between 50 and patients with the wrong sperm. At least 11 children genetically matched him.
Posted April 13, 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. Jan Karbaat was first taken to court by a group of donor children and their parents in over suspicions they were related.
The year-old doctor did not appear at the hearing, but through his lawyers pleaded no contest. Barwin had already given up his medical license in after being disciplined in a prior case for artificially inseminating three women with the wrong sperm, which he had blamed at the time on simple errors. By now revoking his license, other medical regulators will be alerted if he seeks to practice medicine in other jurisdictions. Barwin is also facing a lawsuit alleging births with the wrong sperm, including 11 cases in which he used his own.