A gynecologist secretly fertilized female patients in the Netherlands. Will he be punished for this?

A gynecologist secretly fertilized female patients in the Netherlands. Will he be punished for this?

Incredible news, like some fantastic movie. A gynecologist from the Netherlands fertilized patients with his sperm during the IVF procedure for about ten years, and they did not know about it at all. It is a fertilization procedure when women wanted to get their husband’s genes, but the doctor had his own opinion on this matter. Now the clinic where this man worked has already officially recognized his actions as immoral.


Despite public outrage, it is impossible to initiate a criminal case against the doctor. Law enforcement officials explain the situation by the fact that at the time these “crimes” were committed, there were no laws on the procedure for carrying out the IVF procedure. So it was not legally considered an offense.
Dr. Ian Wilt worked as a gynecologist for over ten years, from the early eighties to 1993. When this story became known to the public, this doctor had already died. Even if there was some kind of legal possibility, the law would still not be able to bring him to criminal or administrative responsibility. This is not the first time such situations have happened in the Netherlands. For example, in 2019 another scandal erupted on this topic. The doctor from Rotterdam turned out to be the father of almost 50 children. That figure covers the cases have been brought up with DNA tests. This gynecologist, like Ian Wilt, secretly impregnated patients who did not even know about it.