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Dr Cecil Jacobson, a British-trained fertility expert, helped dozens of women in the close community of Alexandria, Virginia in the US to have babies.

But he neglected to tell the happy parents one crucial fact - he was the father. When his deception finally came to light, investigators suspected that Jacobson had fathered up to 75 local children. And while many of his victims were appalled, he seemed to think he had done nothing wrong - and his wife has always stood by him. "Anyone would have been lucky to have his sperm," she said.  This film examines why such a respected doctor turned his back on good medicine.

Dr Cecil Jacobson, a British-trained fertility expert, helped dozens of women in the close community of Alexandria, Virginia in the US to have babies. But he neglected to tell the happy parents one crucial fact - he was the father. When his deception finally came to light, investigators suspected that Jacobson had fathered up to 75 local children. And while many of his victims were appalled, he seemed to think he had done nothing wrong - and his wife has always stood by him. "Anyone would have been lucky to have his sperm," she said. This film examines why such a respected doctor turned his back on good medicine.

Programme Information

  • Genre: Crime

  • Subgenre: Factual

  • Producers: Dragonfly Film and Television Productions, formerly Firefly Productions

  • Broadcaster: n/a

  • Duration: 1 x 50'

  • Tags: Crime IVF Fertility Medical Science

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