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By Vaishvedhidha | Jun 26, 2019 04:34 PM

According to a statement of facts released by the college, it documented 13 cases where Canadian doctor Barwin had either used his own or unknown sperm to impregnate his patients, reports BBC.

Fertility doctor uses his own sperm to impregnate female patients

The allegations date to the 1970s and involved patients at the Ottawa General Hospital and another area clinic. Barwin received a two-month suspension in 2013 after he admitted to using the wrong sperm in four cases. After another complaint indicated that a child was conceived with the wrong sperm, Barwin voluntarily resigned his certificate of registration in 2014, reports USA Today.

Now 80 years old, Dr Barwin did not appear before the disciplinary panel and was represented by a lawyer. He has not practised since 2014.

Following that, Canadian medical authorities have revoked his license. He has artificially inseminated between 50 and 100 patients using his own sperm, or the wrong sperm.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario determined that Dr. Norman Barwin is incompetent, "committed an act of professional misconduct" and engaged in acts that "would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonorable or unprofessional."

The college initiated an investigation in 2016 after a class action lawsuit was filed against Barwin, 80. Eleven cases of artificial insemination were genetically matched to Barwin through DNA testing.

“Your patients represent a group who were vulnerable and who placed themselves and their families completely in your trust," disciplinary committee chair Dr. Steven Bodley told Barwin’s lawyer. "You betrayed that trust and by your actions deeply affected individuals and their families and caused irreparable damage that will span generations.”