A Dutch man believed to have fathered 550 children by continuing to donate sperm has been sued by local human rights groups for raising the risk of burns, the British Daily Telegraph reported on the 27th (local time).
According to reports, the Donorkind Foundation, a Dutch organization founded for the human rights of children born with sperm donation, recently filed a civil lawsuit against Jonathan Jacob Meyer, 41, seeking to stop the sperm donation. He also demanded that his sperm already stored in infertility clinics be disposed of.
Mayer is known to have, since 2007, been donating sperm through a number of infertility clinics and various Internet sites while traveling many European countries, including Denmark and Ukraine as well as the Netherlands.
According to the Donnerkind Foundation, at least 550 children have been born with his sperm.
In the Netherlands, given the risk of heartburn, the number of women a man can donate is limited to 12. It is also forbidden for a man to have more than 25 children by donating sperm.
Previously, in 2017, the Dutch Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (NVOG) blacklisted Meyer for donating sperm to only 10 infertility clinics in the Netherlands and fathering 102 people.
A Dutch woman who took part in the lawsuit after giving birth to a child with Meyer’s donated sperm in 2018 said, “If I had known that Meyer had already given birth to more than 100 children, I would never have choice.” I feel sick to my stomach when I think about the consequences.”
“We are stepping in and taking action against this man because the government is not doing anything,” said Tis van der Meir, president of the Donnerkind Foundation. We trade,” he said.