Story: 500 women pregnant by man who should never have been a donor
‘500 women pregnant by man who should never have been a donor’
A Dutch private clinic gave women sperm samples for years while flouting medical regulations. Records were counterfeited, an autistic donor provided hundreds of samples, and the semen was stored in leaky tanks.
Through the Dutch Sonja Noordhoek, Humo tracked down the Medical Center Bijdorp of the Dutch doctor Jan Karbaat. The woman gave birth to a son and a daughter with the help of the sperm bank. The donor card stated that the donor was a Dutch man with two children, a university degree, raised in South Limburg.
“But as the kids grew up, they got darker and darker,” says Sonja. After a long search, the biological father turned out to be a Surinamese man with autism, ‘donor S.’. In addition to the fact that the information on the card was incorrect, this man should never have become a donor because of his autism. “My daughter didn’t inherit it, my son partially did,” says Sonja. “I also got in touch with twelve half-siblings, and ten of them are in trouble.”
Humo was able to contact the donor, and it turns out that the man donated much more than is legally allowed. The man’s semen was also distributed via the clinic in Rotterdam to hospitals throughout the Netherlands and even exported to Austria. Four to five hundred women are said to have become pregnant from his semen.
“Autism? You can’t know everything”
Doctor Karbaat himself also responded. “A donor with autism? You can’t know everything in advance.’ He calls the forged cards mistakes in his administration. He does admit that his clinic sometimes mixed sperm from different donors. “We did that with women who just couldn’t get pregnant. That’s how the sperm cells compete with each other, and sometimes they succeed.”
In 2002, the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that sperm samples were exchanged in the clinic, that containers started leaking, and that the administration was being tampered with.
The Dutch Health Care Inspectorate reports that a criminal investigation is underway against Dr. Karbaat.
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