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Wrongful impregnation of patients with fertility doctors’ own sperm raises novel criminal law questions, experts say

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 10:39 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

What crime (if any) does a fertility doctor commit when he hijacks his patient’s body, including her genes, by secretly using his own sperm to impregnate her? It’s a cutting-edge — but far from clear-cut — criminal law question that arises from the misconduct of some infertility doctors prosecuted in the U.S. and in Europe who, unbeknownst to their patients, surreptitiously substituted their own sperm for that authorized by the women — and thereby produced dozens of babies who were later discovered to be the doctors’...