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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:08 PM

Woman Accuses Fertility Doctor of Secretly Using Own Sperm

- AP News, Sept. 14, 2021. - Excerpts:

A woman is suing a New York fertility doctor, claiming he used his own sperm to secretly impregnate multiple patients — something she said she discovered when DNA genealogy tests revealed she had at least nine half-siblings. The lawsuit was filed Saturday by the 35-year-old daughter of a woman who got fertility treatments from Dr. Morris Wortman in Rochester in the 1980s. It said he falsely told the family the sperm donor had been a local medical student. He kept the truth a secret, the lawsuit said, even after the woman, his biological daughter, became his gynecology patient.

Wortman was with patients and unavailable for comment Tuesday, his Rochester office said. The office did not immediately respond when asked for the name of an attorney who could speak on his behalf. The case is one of more than 20 instances in recent years where fertility doctors have been accused of using their own sperm, rather than samples from anonymous donors, to treat patients. The discovery of such scenarios has been made possible with the rise of genealogy sites like Ancestry.com and 23andMe.

..In the meantime, Wortman continued to give the woman medical care, sometimes peppering her visits with personal questions about her husband and children and telling her about his own background as a child of Holocaust survivors. At one appointment, Wortman introduced her to his wife. During an April visit, the lawsuit said, Wortman chuckled to himself and said aloud, “You’re a really good kid, such a good kid.”.

The suit accuses Wortman and his Rochester clinic, the Center for Menstrual Disorders, of medical malpractice, battery, infliction of emotional distress, negligence, fraud and lack of informed consent. Wortman is unlikely to face criminal charges because too much time has passed, according to the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office...

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marble falls Sep 14 #1
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:10 PM

1. How is this not rape?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:16 PM

2. Put him away forever. The old standard, 'a medical student'

used by many of these places, unoriginal as well as fraud.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:21 PM

3. OMG - I know this guy!

He was a med student at the University of Rochester, where I was a nursing student. We dated a few times after I graduated Sheesh!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:27 PM

4. Ew!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:31 PM

5. Easier than screening donors. It's just so handy.

Easier than screening donors.

It's just so handy.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:37 PM

6. A few years there was a similar case in the news.

The director of the clinic had been using his stuff, in California I think.

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