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Clinic sued for unauthorised use of sperm

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:464

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  1. Clare Dye, legal corresponden
  1. BMJ

    The London Gynaecology and Fertility Centre, run by the infertility specialist Ian Craft, last week settled a unique High Court claim by an Austrian businessman that the clinic used his semen without his consent.

    Michael von Schonburg sued the clinic for unauthorised use of his semen after learning that his former girlfriend had given birth to a daughter using his frozen semen without telling him.

    Last week, shortly before a five day hearing was …

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