Japanese woman delivers her baby after discovering sperm donor lied about his nationality before sex
Japanese woman gives up her baby after discovering sperm donor she slept with ten times to get pregnant lied about his nationality and educational background to have sex with her
- Japanese woman, 30, gave up her baby after discovering sperm donor lied
- He said he was a single Japanese graduating from Kyoto University
- But he was really a married Chinese man who had attended another university
- She has sued him for £2million in damages over emotional stress over the 2019 case
- The child was taken to a daycare center and reportedly put up for adoption
A Japanese woman gave up her baby after discovering that the sperm donor she slept with ten times to get pregnant lied about his nationality and education to have sex with her.
The woman, identified as a married 30-year-old from Tokyo, has sued the sperm donor after discovering that he was Chinese and not Japanese, had not graduated from Kyoto University and was married, not single as he claimed, according to Tokyo Shimbun.
She and her husband, who already have a child, found the man on social media in 2019 after deciding to have a child through donor because her partner had a hereditary condition that could be passed on to his offspring.
She had sex with the donor, who was in her 20s, ten times before becoming pregnant in June 2019, but months later, when it was too late for an abortion, the couple learned that the man had lied to them.
The child was handed over to a nursery in Tokyo and put up for adoption after birth, while the couple filed a lawsuit seeking £2 million in damages from the donor for fraud and emotional distress.
A Japanese woman gave up her baby after discovering that the sperm donor she slept with ten times to get pregnant lied about his nationality and education to have sex with her (stock)
The woman’s lawyer said on Tuesday that she suffered from sleep disturbances and was physically and emotionally traumatized by the case, mainly because of the backlash caused by her decision to give up the child.
But Mizuho Sasaki, a child welfare worker in Japan, labeled the woman ‘shallow’ for ‘treat'[ing] the child as an object’ in comments to Sin.
He said, “I think it’s better to leave the child with someone who can be a good foster parent.”
The woman said she filed a lawsuit against the man last month because she wanted to prevent him from potentially targeting other people.
Sperm donations in Japan are virtually unregulated because artificial insemination clinics are rare and open only to married women, with the exception of single women and LGTBQ+ people.
With just one commercial sperm bank, which opened in June, and 12 hospitals across Japan offering such fertility treatments, many people have resorted to finding sperm donors on social media.
The underground network often offers low-cost or free sperm donation options, despite additional health and legal risks.
Sperm donations in Japan are virtually unregulated as artificial insemination clinics are rare and open only to married women, with the exception of single women and LGTBQ+ people (stock)