They donated sperm for research: they now discover they are fathers

From initial investigations it appears that it may have been a theft

Three young soldiers donated sperm to research in Sweden. It happened between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s. An old story, for which they received a daily compensation of 50 crowns, which has returned to the fore today as reported by Swedish public service television (SVT) because three men, out of the seventeen in total who participated in the project, discovered that they had become fathers without knowing it and, much less, having given consent. The investigators’ hypothesis is that there was a theft in the Uppsala academic hospital. “Shocking, I really don’t know what to do or how to behave” said one of the former soldiers involved. At the time, the head of sperm research, they say on Swedish public service television, was the late world-famous Professor Carl Gemzell. The current research director Anna-Karin Wikström at the academic hospital reacted harshly to the discovery of the sperm thefts: “I was very angry-she said she-she, I still can’t believe it. It’s immoral.” The investigation only revealed a theft of sperm from the women’s clinic in Halmstad. Right there, writes Svt, a doctor, now deceased, who was part of Professor Gemzell’s research group in Uppsala, worked.