A 'horror story': what is fertility fraud?

US woman has discovered she slept with her half-brother at high school

Photo collage of an in vitro fertilisation. There is a secondary needle, interposing itself between the correct needle and the pipette.
Fertility fraud is when a fertility doctor fails to obtain consent from a patient before inseminating her with his own sperm
(Image credit: Illustration by Julia Wytrazek / Getty Images)

An American woman has discovered a high school boyfriend she slept with and could easily have married is actually her half-brother.

This "horror story" has reopened discussions on the issue of "fertility fraud", said CNN. But what is this and what are the legal, regulatory and ethical dimensions?

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