Lawsuit accuses Canadian doctor of impregnating patients with own sperm

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - A Canadian fertility doctor is accused in a lawsuit of using his own sperm to impregnate his patients.

An Ottawa couple claims Dr. Bernard Norman Barwin is the biological father of their 26-year-old daughter.

The statement of claim says Barwin falsely said he was using Daniel Dixon's sperm to inseminate the man's wife, Davina, in 1990 when the couple was trying to conceive a child. The statement says DNA tests have conclusively shown the couple's daughter is not Daniel Dixon's biological child.

It also says the daughter has reason to believe she is also related to another woman conceived at Barwin's clinic who has been proven to be his biological daughter.

Barwin's lawyer says they plan to file a response in the coming weeks.

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