April 12, 2018 By: Paul Taylor-Sussex Read Time: 2 minutes
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The story of Dr. Norman Barwin and the allegations that he used his own sperm in his fertility practice has been widely reported. This is testament to what an important story it is, and how life-changing for the patients and children involved.

The class action against Dr. Barwin has made news not only in Canada, but around the world. Below are some selected articles.

Canada

W5: Families shaken by a fertility doctor’s alleged betrayal
CTV (7 April 2018)

Lawsuit against fertility doctor accused of using own sperm expands to 150 people ‘adversely affected’
Ottawa Citizen (6 April 2018)

Ottawa fertility doctor implanted own sperm in clients 11 times, lawsuit alleges
CBC (5 April 2018)

Ottawa family sues fertility doctor for use of wrong sperm — his own
CBC (13 March 2017)

Allegations Ottawa fertility doctor used his own sperm underscore need for regulation
CBC (4 Nov 2016)

Former Ottawa fertility doctor impregnated 2 women with his own sperm, lawsuit alleges
CBC (2 Nov 2016)

Lawsuit claims fertility doctor used his own sperm to inseminate patients
The Globe and Mail (2 November 2016)

United Kingdom

Dozens sue Canadian fertility doctor for ‘using wrong sperm’
BBC (6 April 2018)

Canadian doctor accused of using own sperm in IVF treatment
The Guardian (6 April 2018)

Fertility doctor accused of using own sperm to impregnate patients
The Telegraph (4 November 2016)

China

Canadian fertility doctor accused of using own sperm to impregnate patients
Xinhua News (8 April 2018)

United States

Fertility doctor is father to 11 of clients’ kids, lawsuit says
CNN (10 April 2018)

Canadian doctor accused of secretly using his sperm to impregnate patients
Fox News (4 Nov 2016)

Infertile couples came to this ‘baby god’ for help. Now, they’re accusing him of betrayal.
The Washington Post (4 November 2016)


Doctor accused of secretly using his sperm to impregnate patients
New York Post (3 November 2016)

Nigeria

Protesting pregnant women, closed medical school, other health stories last week
Premium Times Nigeria (9 April 2018)

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2018 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.