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Broad View Ottawa, ON CAN
Dr. Barwin has been found to be the father of sperm donor children created at this office, and he has been involved in other sperm "mix-ups": http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-doctor-loses-order-of-canada-after-sperm-mix-ups-1.1398704
"I am part of a class action lawsuit against Dr. Norman Barwin, a Canadian fertility doctor accused of inseminating over 50 women (and likely many more, it is early days) with the wrong sperm, including his own. You can read more about the class action here: https://nelligan.ca/class-actions/dr-barwin/
Using the DSR, my husband and I were able to locate where our children came from (Repromed donor 3168) and subsequently discovered that Repromed shipped out over 1,000 vials of this donor's sperm and he has at least 36 children that we know of. We have connected with some of them, and with the donor himself. The donor is wonderful but he is very upset as Repromed did not inform him that his sperm was used in this fashion (even though they knew) and he didn't know the number of children even though he asked repeatedly. He said he consented to a maximum of 10 children.
Repromed told us this week they will not assist the lawyers in finding the donors of these "accidental sperm donor babies." So we, the parents, are wondering if the DSR would consider publicizing our plight and putting up a link on the website and an email address that Barwin patients can use to connect with other parents in this situation.
We have set up an email address: Broadviewconnection@gmail.com. anyone who writes to this will connect to the Barwin victims (Broadview Clinic was the name of Barwin's practice)."
Donor ID and Special Info
Offspring / Contact Info
unknown Italian, other Southern European. Looking for more information and contacts; conceived via Dr. Barwin.
Read Girl born Apr 2005 message posted 10/24/06 Updated on 04/29/17 by JBA.
Born 1960. Russian Polish. Height: 6'0''. Weight: 155. Blood type O+. Dark Brown Wavy hair. Medical Student. Studied communications and business as an undergraduate. Donated around 1984, and may have been Dr. Barwin's student in medical school. Weight and height may be incorrect. Birthday was either May 6th, 1960, or June 5th 1960. At the time of the donation his mother was 52 and in good health, his father 57 and in good health. The only family medical problem he noted was that his father had hay fever. He indicated that he played guitar and piano and that his interests were music and sports.
Read I'm a Girl born Mar 16, 1990 message posted 02/17/14 Updated on 02/18/14 by Alccanada.
Ashkenazi. Black hair. Dark Brown eyes. Olive complexion. Jewish. Doctor used his own sample.
Posted 11/21/13 I'm a Girl born Jan 31, 1991 Updated on 03/20/18 by BroadwayGirl.
Doctor used unknown sperm for insemination.
Read Girl born Dec 29, 2007 message posted 04/09/18 Updated on 04/09/18 by Shenaniganzz.
Born 1965. Scottish/Irish. Height: 6ft. Weight: 175lbs. Blood type O+. Light Brown Straight hair. Hazel eyes. Fair complexion. 2nd year medical student. Presbyterian. Medium body type.
Read I'm a Boy born Apr 17, 1994 message posted 05/25/14 Updated on 06/02/14 by Quinntrichardson.
Posted 11/26/13 Girl born Feb 4, 2007 Updated on 12/05/13 by Gocolleenie.
Icelandic/welsh. Height: 5ft 11". Weight: 215. Blood type O+. Blonde Straight hair. Blue eyes. Fair complexion. Film Tech.
Read Girl born Nov 19, 2008 message posted 03/16/11 Updated on 06/18/11 by Bonnierose.
There are a total of 7 offspring, 2 sibling matches, and 0 donor to offspring matches from this Clinic.