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  1. Feb 2020
    1. New allegations of doctors using their own sperm keep coming to light — thanks to genetic testing like Ancestry revealing networks of half-siblings — in states like Idaho, Ohio, Colorado, and Arkansas. But those doctors performed artificial inseminations decades ago. Could what happened to Woock's mom happen in a modern fertility clinic? Dr. Bob Colver, a fertility specialist in Carmel, Ind., says it's a question many of his patients have asked. But he says it's unlikely. These days, there are more people involved in the process, and in vitro fertilization happens in a lab, not an exam room. "Unless you're in a small clinic where there's absolutely no checks and balances, I can't even imagine that today," Colver says. It's now illegal in Indiana, Texas and California for a doctor to use his own sperm to impregnate his patients. But there's no national law criminalizing what's called "fertility fraud."