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IVF clinic says 26 women may have been fertilised by wrong sperm

By dayan (M)December 29, 2016, 12:26:49 AM
One couple's sperm may have been given to 26 other couples after a "procedural error" at an IVF clinic in the Netherlands.

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Half the women who underwent IVF treatment have become pregnant or given birth so far

An IVF treatment centre has launched an investigation after discovering that 26 women may have been fertilised by sperm cells from the wrong man.

In a statement, the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, Netherlands, said sperm cells from one couple "may have ended up with the egg cells of 26 other couples" due to a "procedural error" between April 2015 and November 2016.

That would suggest one man may end up fathering 26 children to strangers.

Half of the women who received treatment have so far become pregnant or given birth.

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The centre said: "For some of the 26 couples, frozen embryos are still available but the chance remains that they (too) have been fertilised by the sperm from a man other than the intended father.

"The UMC's board regrets that the couples involved had to receive this news and will do everything within its powers to give clarity on the issue as soon as possible."

During IVF, mature eggs are collected from a woman's ovaries and fertilised by sperm in a laboratory.

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In 2012, a mother sued a clinic in Singapore after it mixed up her husband's sperm with that of a stranger.

The woman, who was ethnically Chinese, believed something was wrong when her baby had a different skin tone and hair colour from her Caucasian husband.

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Re: IVF clinic says 26 women may have been fertilised by wrong sperm

By dayan (M)December 29, 2016, 12:30:21 AM
IVF has few downsides, but those downsides are HUGE.


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