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Very callous! Chinese fertility clinic accused of inseminating women with pig semen

A Victim in so much pains

… the last has not been heard from China

Story has it that between June 2016 and March 2017 alone, a total of 86 women who had paid 50,000 yuán ($7,700) to be inseminated with sperm from “candidates carefully selected from the Chinese elite” were instead fertilized with swine semen. This is quite inhumane of any sensible human being no matter the money that is involved. Could you imagine!
One of these aborted fetuses was so deformed and the doctor who saw it demanded an autopsy, and it was revealed that the embryo was part human and part animal then a police investigation led to the discovery of an unusual fraud involving the Rhinoceros Horn Fertility Clinic in the Northwestern Chinese province of Gansu, and six of its employees hence received sentences ranging from 8 to 25 years in prison after they were found guilty of using pig semen to fertilize dozens of women. The discovery revealed that the clinic was purchasing pig semen from farmers in a nearby village and using it to fertilize its customers.

A Victim in so much pains

The investigation of the clinic’s dozens of refrigerated containers, the scientific police discovered over 80 samples of pig semen. And the animal semen was labeled as “platinum quality” and, surprisingly, sold at a higher price than “regular quality” human semen.
Consequently, the director of the clinic, Mr. Wong Hu Chan, was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment for his responsibility in the fraud. The clinic’s two doctors were respectively sentenced to 15 years and 20 in prison, while two of the nurses were sentenced to ten years and one to eight years.

In 2011, a fertility clinic in Shanghai was found guilty of diluting its semen with a mix of yak milk and bat guano, a mixture that is believed to improve fertility according to traditional Chinese medicine. In that particular case, four women had died from infections linked to the mixture and the doctor who had performed the interventions was sentenced to death.