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An Idaho woman sues her fertility doctor, says he used his own sperm to impregnate her 34 years ago

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SEATTLE (AP) — An Idaho woman is suing her one-time fertility doctor, saying he secretly used his own sperm to inseminate her 34 years ago. It’s the latest in a string of such cases brought as at-home DNA sampling enables people to learn more about their ancestry. Sixty-seven-year-old Sharon Hayes of Hauser, Idaho, said in the lawsuit that she sought fertility care from Dr. David R. Claypool, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Spokane, Washington, in 1989 after she and her then-husband had been unable to conceive. Her 33-year-old daughter, Brianna Hayes, said she learned who her biological father was last year after submitting her DNA to the genetic testing and ancestry website 23andMe. Claypool’s attorney declined to comment.

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