DNA test allegedly reveals fertility doctor used his own sperm to impregnate woman
A fertility doctor has been accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a woman.
Kelli Rowlette, 36, began to think something was wrong with her Ancestry.com DNA test results when an ‘unknown name’ was identified as her biological father. She later found out that the ‘unknown man’ was actually her parent's fertility doctor.
Dr. Gerald Mortimer allegedly used his own sperm to impregnate her mother without her consent. According to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Idaho, when Rowlette’s parents, Sally Ashby and Howard Fowler were having trouble conceiving, Mortimer suggested a procedure where 85% of Fowler’s sperm would be mixed with donor sperm to increase the chances of conception.
The couple agreed to using donor sperm from a college student. However, Fowler allegedly used his own sperm without their knowledge instead.
Rowlette is suing Mortimer, his wife and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Idaho Falls over the incident.