Jan Karbaat, who ran the Bijdorp clinic near Rotterdam in the Netherlands, was a doctor for most of his life. He recently died at the age of 89, and upon his death: hundreds of patients got the worst news possible.
It turned out that Karbaat had been lying to woman and couples, and impregnating them with his own sperm. A flood of patients of all ages are now rushing to get DNA tested. The women who have been affected by the clinic’s dirty work say they “feel like they’ve been raped.”
The Daily Telegraph reported that some patients noticed that their children looked alike, and shared features with the doctor. Some patients say they were suspicious enough to where they questioned the doctor, but none of this ever became public knowledge until now.
The Independent reports:
One even said he had admitted the practice, boasting to her of his good health and intelligence, and claiming he told her it was a noble thing to do. “I see at home how my son’s life has been affected. He was so angry when Karbaat died, and that he was taking this to his grave,” she said.
Their lawyer, Tim Bueters, told Dutch media the women felt “like they were raped by Karbaat”, who reportedly told them he was obtaining “fresh seed” from a room adjacent to where insemination took place.
Petitioning a court for the right to carry out DNA testing on Mr Karbaat, he said: “It’s a fundamental right to know where you came from.”