Seeds of Deceit

Jan Karbaat was a renowned fertility doctor in the Netherlands in the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s. Decades later, a disturbing story emerged: he’d secretly used his own semen to impregnate at least 65 women.

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Episodes Season 1

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    Seeds of Deceit tells the story of how the late Dr. Karbaat clandestinely used his own semen to inseminate over 65 of his patients. A 3-part series from The Passionate Eye.

  • 1. A Promise

    How Jan Karbaat became a famous fertility doctor. His former patients discuss how their longtime wish for a child made them close their eyes to often horrific insemination treatments

  • 2. Offspring

    Once the news is out, the ‘Karbaat children’ share their conflicting feelings: on one side, a sense of recognition and belonging; on the other, a fear of inheriting malicious genetic traits.

  • 3. Liquid Love

    Karbaat wasn’t the only one with a desire to procreate in abundance. Other cases of doctors using their own semen have come to light; it may be more prevalent than thought.

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