A California woman is suing a fertility doctor in federal court for fathering two of her children without her permission.
A California woman is suing a fertility doctor in federal court for fathering two of her children without her consent.
Dr. Michael S. Kiken — who is said to have practiced in the Richmond, Washington, Lynchburg, and Martinsburg, W.Va., areas and for the Virginia Department of Corrections — is the defendant in a federal suit filed by a California woman alleging she was the victim of fertility fraud that resulted in the birth of two children.
Katherine Richardson Richards, of Livermore, Calif., alleges in the lawsuit that Kiken included his own sperm into her “without her consent and against her wishes. Some people call this ‘medical rape.’ But regardless of the name, this heinous act is unethical, unacceptable, and illegal,” she said. Partial source: Breitbart.com
“In the federal lawsuit, Katherine Richards alleges Doctor Michael Kiken used his own sperm to impregnate her not once, but twice, first with her daughter and then later with her son,” ’WRIC reported Thursday.
“It’s unthinkable. He secretly used his own sperm, and now I have to know that he violated me,” she said.
In a response last month from his lawyers, Kiken denied doing anything wrong and “admits that Dr. Kiken inserted the sperm of an anonymous, to the plaintiff, donor as requested, which was his own sperm,” according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“Kiken added that in 1979 and 1980, there were no commercially available sperm banks close enough to the place of insemination and that adequate cryogenic freezing and thawing techniques were not well-established at the time and chances of conception were low,” the article continued: