Dutchman who has fathered greater than 500 kids worldwide should cease donating sperm for concern of incest

(Reuters) – A Dutch court docket on Friday ordered a person who judges say has fathered between 500 and 600 kids worldwide to cease donating sperm.

The court docket banned the 41-year-old Dutchman from donating extra semen to clinics. They’ll high quality him 100,000 euros ($110,000) for every violation.

The court docket additionally ordered the person to write down to international clinics asking them to destroy all of the semen in his inventory, aside from doses meant for fathers who have already got kids.

The choice adopted a civil swimsuit introduced by a basis representing the pursuits of Dutch donor kids and oldsters who turned to the person as a donor.

They alleged that the person’s continued donations violated the privateness rights of his donor kids, whose skill to type romantic relationships is hampered by fears of unintended incest and inbreeding.

The person’s many donations first got here to gentle in 2017 and he was banned from donating at fertility clinics within the Netherlands, the place he has already fathered greater than 100 kids.

Nevertheless, 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 expectant fathers with sperm donors, generally utilizing a unique identify, in line with Algemeen Dagblad.