A man who has given birth to 15 children after advertising his sperm on social media has never told his mother that he has an inheritance that causes learning disabilities. According to IndependentKnowing that 37-year-old James McDougall suffers from Frasile X Syndrome but went ahead with a personal grant, it is not an inherited condition, an incurable condition that can lead to low IQ and developmental delays.
Mr McDougall’s identity came to the fore in a family court battle in the United Kingdom when he applied for parental responsibility and child custody orders for his four children – although he initially signed an agreement that he did not want to have contact with some of his children. Her appeal was heard in Derby Crown Court, where she was told she could not communicate with her three children.
A judge has allowed her to be identified to protect other individuals who plan to use private sperm donors. At the hearing, the judge said the usual procedure in family court was to “anonymize” the parents to protect the children’s identities. However, he added that there was a “strong basis” for naming Mr McDougall so that other women would refrain from using him as a sperm donor.
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Presiding Judge Mrs Justice Levin said the 37-year-old lesbian had placed an ad on a social media page for female sperm donors – knowing she could not go to the clinic because of her condition. He said Mr McDougall had shown “fundamental irresponsibility” by acting as a sperm donor, adding that he had “taken advantage” of women’s desire to have children. Mrs. Leven described Mr. McDougall as a “complex character” who was suffering from learning disabilities and was in the autistic spectrum.
According to BBC, The court noted that Mr McDougall met his first child between October 2019 and March 2020, although he signed an agreement before donating sperm that he would not communicate. However, the judge said the three-page document was in a highly legal language that was “difficult for even a lawyer to read”.
Further, in the document, 37-year-old Frasile admitted to having X syndrome, but there was no explanation for its meaning. Mrs Leven said Mr McDougall had described how he thought the condition was “not serious” and that it was “research for mothers”.
But he added, “Even if James McDougall doesn’t understand the real impact of Frasil X, he knows it prevents him from acting through the donor clinic.”
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The judge said he had “no confidence” that he would not act as a sperm donor in the future and that “no woman has” confidence “in him to fully explain the true effects of her Fragile X syndrome. “Therefore, there is a very definite advantage in naming him in the hope that women will see him on the internet and see this verdict,” he added. Independent.
Mrs Leven further explained that Frasil X syndrome is an inherited genetic condition that causes “a range of developmental problems, including learning disabilities and cognitive impairments.” The judge said that in the last four years, the man had acted as a sperm donor in “large numbers” of cases through personal arrangements. He told her he was the father of 15 children.