Dutch father of greater than 500 infants worldwide ordered to cease donating sperm amid incest fears

The Hague, Netherlands A Dutch courtroom on Friday ordered a person who judges mentioned has fathered between 500 and 600 kids worldwide to cease donating sperm.

The courtroom ruling mentioned the 41-year-old Dutchman was prohibited from donating extra semen to clinics. He could be fined 100,000 euros ($110,000) for every violation.

The courtroom additionally ordered the person to jot down to clinics overseas asking them to destroy any semen that they had readily available, aside from doses supposed for fogeys who have already got kids.

The choice got here after a civil case was filed by a basis representing the pursuits of donor kids and Dutch dad and mom who used the person as a donor.

They argued that the person’s continued donations violate the correct to a personal life for his donor kids, whose capacity to type romantic relationships is hampered by fears of unintended incest and inbreeding.

The person’s mass donations first got here to mild in 2017 and he was banned from donating to Dutch fertility clinics, the place he has already fathered greater than 100 kids.

Nonetheless, he continued to donate overseas, together with to the Danish sperm financial institution Cryos which operates internationally.

The person additionally continued to current himself as a donor on web sites that match potential fathers with sperm donors, typically utilizing a special title, in keeping with Algemeen Dagblad each day.